A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

Matt Stevens
June 1, 2017
by Bill King

Any kid growing up in Canada with a passion for guitar has several influential players to reference.

Jeff Squires
May 18, 2017
by Bill King

It was the fall of 1989 and “Music Box Dancer” Frank Mills was jetting around the east coast of Canada riding shotgun in a van with a few side musi

Pat Silver, cappella, SING Festival
May 14, 2017
by Bill King

Sing Festival's Pat Silver on the joy of singing and the joy of bringing a festival to fruition that celebrates the human voice.

Catherine O'Grady
May 12, 2017
by Bill King

The popular fest’s executive director faces many challenges with flair, while retaining a real passion for the genre.

Lesley Soldat at home
May 11, 2017
by Kim Hughes

A dynamo in business, Lesley Soldat is poised to be a dynamo in retirement as well.

Ryan Howes
May 8, 2017
by Bill King

The man behind major summer festivals WayHome and Boots & Hearts reflects upon his career in the live music business and the issues involved in producing a successful event.

Michael Hollett, NXNE, SXSW
May 5, 2017
by Bill King

Music is a critical part of gaming and song placement, and soundtrack work is putting money in musician’s pockets. We think there’s a huge overlap in audiences. Our partners at SXSW have featured gaming and music for a few years and it makes sense. Michael Hollett

CD Baby's Kevin Breuner
April 28, 2017
by Bill King

It took a musician to tackle the issue of selling independent music online – direct to the consumer. CD Baby founder Derek Sivers did this by creating a website to sell his own music in 1998.

April 17, 2017
by Bill King

The affable frontman for The Road Hammers also keeps busy as a solo artist and radio host. He'll return to hosting duties at the CMAOntario Awards in June and discusses his career in the band and his own pursuits in this interview.

April 14, 2017
by Bill King

The Toronto-based musician and bandleader is now kept very busy composing for such hit TV series as Big Brother Canada. He describes his working methods in this interview.

Michael Haas
April 10, 2017
by Bill King

Since 2003, Mike Haas and I have worked on seventeen albums; mostly vocal jazz. Our bond became so confident, I could step away and let Mike mix, then return for a final fine-tuning. He’s that good!

April 7, 2017
by Bill King

I consider it a privilege to receive and document these terrific music industry stories and share them with FYI readers.