Canadian Musician - January/February 2020 - Digital

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January/February 2020

Vol. XLII, No. 1

Digital Download







Look Back on 20+ Years with LaGuardia & Together

By Adam Kovac

Stars have persevered as a band, as friends, and as esteemed musical and social curators since first uniting in the late ‘90s. All six members join us for an informal retrospective surrounding the release of LaGuardia, a “20-song love letter” for fans.


Streaming Playlists

How Do They Work & Do They Matter?

By Michael Raine

A panel of industry experts offers advice on how to get your music on influential playlists and how to capitalize on the opportunity when you do.



Come Out Swinging

By Andrew King

They’ve been a band for seven years and are just about to drop their debut album. The members of Caveboy talk about setting the stage for a sought-after release.



Amplifying the Artists of Nunavut & the North

By Andrew King

Thor Simonsen & the team at Hitmakerz travel throughout Nunavut uniting musicians and songwriters with gear, songwriting gurus, and good advice to augment their art.


All Over the Musical Map

Our 2020 Focus on Drums & Percussion

By Andrew King

A diverse panel of drummers joins us to chat about their set-ups, approaches to songwriting, techniques they’re currently working on, and more.


Indie Insider

Twitch for Musicians


Road Test

Focusrite’s Scarlett 3rd Generation 18i20 studio interface, Radial Engineering’s Catapult & Catapult Mini audio snakes & Apple's latest MacBook Pro



First Take


Canadian Musician Podcast


Hot Gear

Advertisers’ Index







Guitar – Hal Rodriguez

Keyboards – Brenda Earle Stokes

Bass – Jason Raso

Percussion – Ted Warren

Woodwinds – Andy Ballantyne

Brass – Paul Baron

Digital Music – Griffin Brown

Vocals – Micah Barnes

Writing – Ian Sherwood

Recording – Adam Fair

Live Sound – Jacob Hamayda

Business – Steve Kenny


Cover Photo: Stars by Shervin Lainez
(L-R) Evan Cranley, Torquil Campbell, Patty McGee, Chris Seligman, Amy Millan & Chris McCarron of Stars by Shervin Lainez