Top 5 Things I Learned from “We Are The Music Makers” on Reddit

1) Do Nothing but Build Your Buzz First There are plenty of great bands out there that DON’T have an album or recorded songs released who can still draw people out to a show. Through word of mouth, social media and by having an engaging live performance you can actually gain an audience without investing in … More Top 5 Things I Learned from “We Are The Music Makers” on Reddit

I Spent $20,000 Making an Album I Can’t Even Give Away

“What was I thinking!?” It was the logical next step for my band Living Illusion. We had played tons of local shows, did some minor touring and gained a little buzz, so we decided it was time to get serious. Our first album was an experiment more than anything and considering it was self recorded … More I Spent $20,000 Making an Album I Can’t Even Give Away

Production Value VS Content Substance: The Importance of Understanding Your Audience

Lately I have been getting into a lot of discussions with people regarding the ever increasing affordability of high quality digital audio production. This has sparked a lot of questions as to where the value of recorded music lies to the consumer in the 21st century. Production value had always been a deciding factor in … More Production Value VS Content Substance: The Importance of Understanding Your Audience

I’m a Jack of All Trades, Master of Being a Jack of All Trades

Years ago my roommate asked me how I managed to get up every morning and go to work. Even at 19 I found it to be an odd question. From an early age I suppose I’ve always had ingrained in me this attitude of working hard to get the most of out of life (thanks … More I’m a Jack of All Trades, Master of Being a Jack of All Trades

Posting to Facebook through Twitter, TweetDeck, Hootsuite & other Third Party Apps

So I’ve always had a hunch that there was something wrong with Facebook whenever I used a third party app to post my Facebook statuses. For some reason whenever I used something other than the inherent functionality within FB my post always seem to get buried. I at one time even unhooked my Twitter integration to … More Posting to Facebook through Twitter, TweetDeck, Hootsuite & other Third Party Apps

North Country Fair & The Green Meeting Team

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending and volunteering as part of the Green Team at the renowned Northern Alberta festival North Country Fair. For those that don’t know, North Country Fair takes place every year in the naturally gorgeous Driftple Valley about 45 minutes north of Slave Lake on the weekend following the … More North Country Fair & The Green Meeting Team

Sayulita, Mexico

Welcome to Sayulita. A small surf town in Mexico with what I can only tell is more Canadians than Mexicans. Besides the far superior weather, I think I know why they’re all here; this quaint little place is crawling with Mexican gems and it’s freaking awesome! From great surfing to Choco Banana and Johnny’s bar … More Sayulita, Mexico