Canadian Musician - September/October 2017

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September/October 2017, Vol. XXXIV, No. 5



The Story of

Broken Social Scene’s Hug of Thunder

By Michael Raine

There was a lot of anticipation for Broken Social Scene’s new record, and anticipation can be a curse.


Breathe Fire into Your Business

What Dragons’ Den Can Teach Artists About the Music Industry

By Samantha Everts

Dragons’ Den offers arguably the truest representation of how the Canadian music industry works that you’ll find on TV. Everyone’s out to get a deal…


World-Class Women of Brass

Advice from Some of Canada’s Finest Players

By Audrey Ochoa

An impressive panel of brass players with plenty of advice, tips, and insight into the unique aspects of being a female in Canada’s jazz and orchestral communities.


Home Recording 101:

Microphone Basics

By Adam Gallant

Info, tips, and techniques to help you make the right choices when selecting, positioning, and critically listening to your mics for better recordings.


Indie Insider

Can Indie Artists Get on Spotify Playlists?


Road Test

Sennheiser’s MK4 Digital large-diaphragm condenser, Plugin Alliance’s massive 100% AAX DSP bundle & Spitfire Audio’s new Spitfire Symphony Orchestra sample library






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Guitar – Dru DeCaro

Keyboards – Todd MacLean

Bass – Deryl Gallant

Percussion – Stephane Chamberland

Woodwinds – Bill McBirnie

Brass – Paul Baron

Digital Music – DJ Vekked

Vocals – Micah Barnes

Writing – James Linderman

Recording – VanRip

Live Sound – Travis Stoddart

Business – Matt Jameson