Before Jane Siberry (a.k.a Issa) became an award-winning Canadian music icon, Siberry was waiting tables in downtown Guelph at the original Carden Street Café (now Bin 23 Restaurant at 6 Carden Street), and [...]
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What do diversity, acceptance and understanding sound like? They sound like “The Diversity Song,” written last winter by students in Class 8B at William C. Winegard Public School to both celebrate self-identity, connections [...]
Careful music composition, thoughtful and well-worded lyrics, and plenty of rehearsal are certainly elements that contribute to appealing songs. Yet oftentimes, those are the last things that come into play to make hit [...]
You hear it all the time: “[He/she] is a world-class artist”—a term that commonly denotes some elusive shining realm where only the coolest and most accomplished of artists dwell. But what does the [...]
In honor of Father’s Day and music, this special blog examines the eternal challenge of following music versus ignoring it in favor of pragmatic pursuits, and the heart of why music called you [...]
There are those who would have you believe that, in order to be successful in music, you must have or get certain things, but this is only true to a degree. Sure, if [...]
WARNING: If you’re an artist who prefers to record and/or perform for free and pay for all your own expenses, this article is not for you. For the rest of you wanting to actually [...]