34 NOW WE’RE HERE ...
CM’S LOOK BACK AT 35 YEARS OF CANADIAN
By Martin Melhuish
“We started from the bottom, now we’re here.”
This short, autobiographical commentary from
Toronto-born rapper Drake’s worldwide hit “Started
From the Bottom” is not a bad contemporary place to
start in looking back at the life and times of Canadian
music and the business behind it, which has had a
similar trajectory over the three-and-a-half decades
since Canadian Musician emerged in 1979.
42 WELCOME TO THE NEW AGE
EXPLORING THE EVER-CHANGING PLATFORMS FOR
PROMOTING & DISTRIBUTING YOUR MUSIC
By Andrew Seale
From file sharing to streaming services, self-releases
to 360 deals, the methods by which music is promoted
and disseminated in 2014 is drastically different than
it was even just five years ago. Join us for a look at the
current industry landscape and the opportunities and
challenges that musicians face within it
48 THE TOOLS BEHIND THE TRACKS
35 YEARS OF INNOVATION FOR MUSIC CREATION
By Kevin Young
Over the last 35 years, the process of recording music
and the tools and instruments used to create it have
evolved substantially. There have been revolutionary
technologies that have allowed musicians to create,
record, and perform in ways previously unheard of.
At the core, however, making music is still about
inspiration – capturing the magic of a given piece
of music, regardless of the genre or style, on stage or in a recording.