Canadian Musician

Posts Tagged ‘DIY musician’

Can Indie Artists Get on Spotify?

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Get on Spotify banner

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Canadian Musician.

By Michael Raine

Attend a music industry conference this year and you’re bound hear that “streaming is the new radio” – maybe even a few times. Radio used to be an indie artist’s ticket to fame and fortune, or at least a decent SOCAN cheque and a noticeable boost in ticket sales. While Nielsen surveys show radio’s influence is still significant, streaming playlists, especially on Spotify, are having a huge impact on artists’ earnings and popularity. The importance of these playlists has become obvious, but what is still less clear is how songs get added to them. Like radio, is it largely the domain of the signed artists with the backing of label-employed pluggers, or can indie label and self-releasing artists get their songs on these playlists? The answer to both is “yes.”

(more…)

Finger Eleven’s Newfound DIY Attitude

Monday, November 21st, 2016
(L-R) Finger Eleven members Rick Jackett, Scott Anderson, James Black & Sean Anderson [Photo by Photo: Dustin Rabin]

(L-R) Finger Eleven members Rick Jackett, Scott Anderson, James Black & Sean Anderson
[Photo by Photo: Dustin Rabin]

Finger Eleven’s Newfound DIY Attitude

They’ve been one of Canadian rock’s most popular bands for over 15 years, but even Finger Eleven had to learn to stretch budgets and take on more tasks themselves

By Michael Raine

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of Canadian Musician

(more…)

Canadian Musician Associated Sites

Norris-Whitney Communications Inc.   Canadian Music Trade   Professional Lighting & Production   Professional Sound   Music Directory Canada   Music Books Plus