By Martin Melhuish
“We started from the bottom, now we’re here.” This short, autobiographical commentary from Toronto-born rapper Drake’s worldwide hit “Started From the Bottom” is not a bad contemporary place to start in looking back at the life and times of Canadian music and the business behind it, which has had a similar trajectory over the three-and-a-half decades since Canadian Musician emerged in 1979.
By Andrew Seale
From file sharing to streaming services, self-releases to 360 deals, the methods by which music is promoted and disseminated in 2014 is drastically different than it was even just five years ago. Join us for a look at the current industry landscape and the opportunities and challenges that musicians face within it.
The Tools Behind The Tracks
By Kevin Young
Over the last 35 years, the process of recording music and the tools and instruments used to create it have evolved substantially. There have been revolutionary technologies that have allowed musicians to create, record, and perform in ways previously unheard of. At the core, however, making music is still about inspiration – capturing the magic of a given piece of music, regardless of the genre or style, on stage or in a recording.