Streaming has become a Trojan Horse for the music business as sales tank and consumers stream billions of music files and most for free.
Cliff Hunt co-founded Canadian tech firm Yangaroo back in 1999. It has been a hard road but today the secure distribution platform for audio and video media has market dominance on the global stage. In the following interview, Cliff talks about the company's growth and shares a few amusing stories from his time as Associate Producer of the CNE Grandstand.
An August 12th FYI editorial suggesting Canadian musicians needed to stand up and let the Harper government know the CBC is an imortant institution struck a chord at Canadian Musician. Now, CM assistant editor Mike Raine has written an editorial that's been published on the Huffington Post website.
I asked music industry friends to pen their favourite baseball moment and posted below. I thought about this and seriously, for me, there are too many and most forgotten in a collision of seasons dating back to 1954 when I started paying attention. So I decided to run with the Joe Carter episode.
"...Sorry, Mr. Geist. Pressing some needle drops on a slab of Canadian bacon and sticking it in a jewel case is surely not giving cheaper access to cultural works...."
I like to ask questions. “Why?” comes up a lot. “Why not?” comes up even more. One of my favorite pastimes is taking a situation and reversing it to see what it looks like from the mirror. You tend to see missed things that are staring you in the face.
Never mind the dross on the VMAs, watch these two videos showcasing skills beyond comprehension. Real musicians who could kick butt out the door and down the street.
Neil Warnock has a lot of stories to tell and advice to offer. As the former owner of the world's largest independent music agency, Warnock sold The Agency Group to US-based United Talent Agency. His mission in life is far from over.
"So Lefsetz thinks Keef should 'move to Nashville and cut a record with someone who could actually sing, with someone who knows how to make hits'? What crap. Next he'll be suggesting Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan take singing lessons..."
Shawn Mendes, Richard Gere, John Travolta, Ellen DeGeneres all love her and Bill King caught up with this inspirational vocal coach to find out some of the reasons why she is so in demand.
Rob Farina is known as a savvy broadcaster with an eye for talent and audience building — but did you know he's a comic book freak, a PS4 gaming nut, or that his uncle, Enrico, was a big recording artist back in the early '70s?
"...it's comforting knowing that in 2015, 42 minutes of every hour of music listening is done on AM/FM radio, while Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube occupy only 10 minutes of listening time."