May / June 2017 Contents

Calculated, Capable & Cool
Scott Helman Is Ready to Rule with Hôtel de Ville
By Andrew King

An audience wants to see someone cooler than them doing something cooler than they’re capable of doing and Scott Helman is damn cool.

YouTube: Friend or Foe of the Music Industry?

By Michael Raine

The point is clear and widely shared: YouTube’s current business model is a problem for the music industry – but how is it a problem, and can it be fixed?

DIY Touring
Part 3: Budgeting for the Road
By Liam Duncan

If you’re well prepared for your tour and not worrying about the small stuff, you get to focus on the big stuff like playing a great show and making new connections.

The Instruments That Inspire Us
Canadian Musician’s 2017 Focus on Guitar
By David McPherson

For many, a guitar is a constant companion – a godsend when loneliness sets in or inspiration strikes. For our panel of songwriters and performers, it’s that and much more.

Road Test

Gibson’s newest Les Paul, Electro-Voice’s versatile ND Series of mics & Apple’s latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Indie Insider

SOCAN May Have Live Performance Money for You


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Guitar - Dan Gillies
Keyboards - Kayla Diamond
Bass - Patrick Hansen
Percussion - Mike Mann
Woodwinds - Daniel Schnee
Brass - Audrey Ochoa
Digital Music - Sara Simms & deejay stutter
Vocals - Micah Barnes
Writing - James Linderman
Recording - Albert Chambers
Live Sound - Blair Bondy
Business - Mark Schroor

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