Canadian Musician - May/June 2017

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May/June 2017, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3




Calculated, Capable & Cool

Scott Helman Is Ready to Rule with Hôtel de Ville

By Andrew King

An audience wants to see someone cooler than them doing something cooler than they’re capable of doing – and Scott Helman is damn cool.


YouTube: Friend or Foe of the Music Industry?

By Michael Raine

The point is clear and widely shared: YouTube’s current business model is a problem for the music industry – but how is it a problem, and can it be fixed?


DIY Touring

Part 3: Budgeting for the Road

By Liam Duncan

If you’re well prepared for your tour and not worrying about the small stuff, you get to focus on the big stuff – like playing a great show and making new connections.


The Instruments That Inspire Us

Canadian Musician’s 2017 Focus on Guitar

By David McPherson

For many, a guitar is a constant companion – a godsend when loneliness sets in or inspiration strikes. For our panel of songwriters and performers, it’s that and much more.


Indie Insider

SOCAN May Have Live Performance Money for You


Road Test

Gibson’s newest Les Paul, Electro-Voice’s versatile ND Series of mics & Apple’s latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar






CM Radio


Hot Gear

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Guitar – Dan Gillies

Keyboards – Kayla Diamond

Bass – Patrick Hansen

Percussion – Mike Mann

Woodwinds – Daniel Schnee

Brass – Audrey Ochoa

Digital Music – Sara Simms & deejay stutter

Vocals – Micah Barnes

Writing – James Linderman

Recording – Albert Chambers

Live Sound – Blair Bondy

Business – Mark Schroor