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Freudian Sounds with Riley Bell: In conversation with Daniel Caesar’s Juno-winning recording engineer

Friday, June 22nd, 2018


An abbreviated version of this interview originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

Daniel Caesar’s debut LP, Freudian, was one of the landmark Canadian releases of 2017. The artist himself has quickly risen to be one the most hyped new voices in popular music, with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Barack Obama declaring themselves fans. The neo-soul collection earned two Grammy nominations and won the Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording on the Year.


Queens of the Low Frequencies: Canadian Musician’s 2018 Bass Special

Monday, May 28th, 2018

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This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine

By Jason Raso

There are so many amazing bass players in the world, and now more than ever, a great number of them are women.

If you find this surprising, you should probably get out more. Current events have shone a light on decades of inequality in the entertainment industries and others. Although attitudes appear to be moving in the right direction, change can’t come quickly enough.


Break Through Your Mental Block: Tips to Inspire Creativity & Productivity

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Break through your mental blocks

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine

By Mike Schwartz

So much of coaching is based on trust. When someone comes to me looking to improve their quality of life, they are 10 times more likely to succeed in achieving their goals if they remove their expectations. I coach a simple theory: “Success comes from putting ourselves outside of the box of comfort.” Comfort zones are the breeding grounds of mediocrity; when was the last time you got excited about somebody that wanted to excel at being average?


Music BC’s Phoenix Program, pt. 2: Lessons Learned

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Indie Insider Phoenix pt 2

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. For part 1, CLICK HERE.

By Michael Raine

Last issue, we spoke with Music BC Executive Director Alex Grigg, Nettwerk Music Group’s Terry McBride, and program founder Mariel Beros about Music BC’s Phoenix Training & Professional Development Program and, more broadly, why better business education for artist managers, agents, and indie label owners could have a profound impact on the Canadian music industry. But what lessons did the participants of the Phoenix program take away? Here, we catch up with a few attendees to find out.


Planning Your Path to Success: Canadian Musician’s 2018 Focus on Music Education

Friday, March 9th, 2018


This article originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Samantha Everts-Matusoff

When it comes to figuring out your path in the music industry, it can be a rocky road that’s constantly curving unexpectedly. That’s why we’re here to highlight some of the many options for music education – either for formative instruction or ongoing learning – that can accelerate and ameliorate your journey to whichever destinations you’ve set on your career course.


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