September - October Contents
34 Avril Lavigne
All Over The Musical Map
By Andrew King
“This album is really all over the map,”
says Avril Lavigne about her latest
release and, more specifically, why
she decided on the eponymous title.
“And with the choice of the cover, it
being a really close-up head shot,
I didn’t want to put a label on that.
I wanted the music to speak for itself.
38 Making The Grade
Anecdotes From The World
By Lonny Knapp
Auditioning. The mere mention
of the word makes many tremble.
Proving your ability while under
scrutiny is never easy, but don’t fret;
auditioning is a skill that can be
practiced and perfected, and we’ve
got tips on how to kill your next
42 The Science Of Swag
Making Ends Meet With
By Andrew Seale
In today’s cutthroat music industry,
merch has become synonymous with
survival. CM speaks with a number
of musicians and merch slingers
about best practices in maximizing
your potential profits.
49 CM ’s 2013
By Michael Raine
You know the drill ‐ a panel of highprofile
percussionists sounding off
about their kits, their crafts, and
a whole lot more. From The Tragically
Hip to Slipknot to Dream Theatre
to some of the jazz world’s biggest
stars, our panelists have kept time
for a diverse array of top acts.