Canadian Musician - May/June 2019

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Canadian Musician

May/June 2019

Vol. XLI, No. 3






Marianas Trench

Throw a Deathly Dance Party on Phantoms

By Andrew King

On their fifth studio album, Marianas Trench mix haunting musical and lyrical themes with decadent, danceable melodies and offer a masterclass in modern pop in the process.


Revisiting CanCon in the Streaming Era

By Michael Raine

Despite drawing their share of controversy over the years, it’s generally accepted that CanCon regulations worked, but can that model extend to the modern music industry?


Locking-In the Low End

Our 2019 Bass Guitar Special

By Andrew King

We round up with five diverse bassistss (and one instrument tech) to chat about their instrument of choice and their approach to it in a myriad of musical settings.


Go for Greatness

Our 2019 Guitar Special

By David McPherson

A panel of guitar slingers joins us to talk all-things six-string, including how the instrument has impacted their latest projects and a lot more.


Indie Insider

Joe Solo’s Insights for Music Industry Success


Road Test

Yamaha’s Revstar RSS502T & Godin’s Montreal Premiere LTD electric guitars & the Aston Microphones Halo Reflection Filter




First Take


CM Radio


Hot Gear

Advertisers’ Index







Guitar – Dan Gillies

Keyboards – John Stetch

Bass – Todd Andrews

Percussion – Mike Mann

Woodwinds – Jim Brenan

Brass – Chris Coletti

Digital Music – David Abravanel

Vocals – Teresa Cirillo

Writing – Ron Hawkins

Recording – Ian Bodzasi

Live Sound – Tom Wood

Business – Sarah Falzon


Cover Photo: (L-R) Mike Ayley, Josh Ramsay, Ian Casselman & Matt Webb of Marianas Trench by Karolina Turek