November 2014

BSOMA and YouRockRed Presents: $how me the Money- Record Funding

I pitched an educational info session series to Bluesfest School of Music and Art in September after attending a ton of music conferences like NXNE and CMW.  I thought, why do Ottawa musicians need to go all the way outside their city for this sort of industry guidance and knowledge.

I’m thrilled to be presenting this first info session with BSOMA on Thursday, November 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Festival House (450 Churchill Ave) with panelists Amos the Transparent, Factor and City of Ottawa! It’s been an absolutely pleasure working with the Bluesfest team already on putting this together as the organizer and panelist myself.  They’re also going to be offering up individual band consultations with YouRockRed through BSOMA at a discounted rate so stay tuned for that.

Tickets are only $10/each or $20 for a band with up to 5 members… and it’s halfway sold out ALREADY. If that doesn’t say Ottawa wants this sort of info session, I don’t know what does!? Oh, and the Beau’s on tap. Musicians always like beer.

Anyways, please RSVP on FB HERE and I so look forward to seeing many of you there!

TICKET URL:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsoma-show-me-the-money-how-to-fund-your-record-tickets-14225038473

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Rock interview Books

As a music journalist I love reading old interviews and this book is fantastic. The 14 page Bill Murray interview alone is worth the $8 I paid for it at Black Squirrel. I’m a big fan of Greil Marcus and Neil Strauss’s rock writing as well.

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