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What is Indie? Free Digital Download 

I released "What is Indie? A look into the World of Independent Musicians" in 2006. This was before Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were part of every musician’s life. Digital downloads were just taking hold, let alone streaming music services. But even though so much in the industry has changed in the past 10 years, the underlying spirit of the film remains as relevant as ever. 

My distribution deal with the National Film Board of Canada expired this year. I’ve decided to release the digital version of the movie for free to anyone that is interested in watching a snapshot of the industry in 2004/05, from the perspective of independent musicians. 

I hope you enjoy the film, and please feel free to reach out to let me know what you thought. 

Download a free digital copy of "What is INDIE?"

[Free eBook] Building Your Website: A Step-By-Step Guide for Bands and Musicians 

This is the 2nd eBook I've written for Bandzoogle. Whether you’re building a new website, or looking to improve your current one, “Building Your Website: A Step-By-Step Guide for Bands and Musicians” offers tons of tips to help you make an effective website for your music.

It covers topics including
  • How to make navigation on your site easy

  • The essential elements for your Homepage

  • How to create a perfect Music section

  • How you can do more with your Shows page

  • Setting up your Online Store

  • And lots more...

Download the eBook from Bandzoogle HERE

On Repeat Podcast Episode 6: Rob Szabo 

The latest episode of my podcast “On Repeat” is now up=> http://bit.ly/124lE6V

This month’s episode has music by Matt Stern, Lindy Vopnfjord, Scott Cooper, and Rob Szabo.

For the feature interview, I spoke to one of the nicest people in the music business, singer-songwriter and award-winning producer, Rob Szabo. Rob talks about his experience making a living as a diy musician, as well as his transition to being a producer for other artists. The candid conversation offers incredible insight into the relationship between artist and producer, and what it takes to make a great record. Great music, great talk, hope you enjoy it:

PLAYLIST:

  • Rob Szabo – That Cold Hard Sell
  • Matt Stern – New Beginning
  • Lindy Vopnfjord – Dark Matter
  • Scott Cooper – Stationary Satellite
  • Rob Szabo – I Live For The Summer

On Repeat Podcast Episode 5: Aly Tadros 

The latest episode of my podcast “On Repeat” is now up (listen below or go to episode here: http://bit.ly/Y6frn2)

This month features a song by Chloe Charles (Toronto) that is guaranteed to get stuck in your head, a melancholy song from Corinna Rose (Montreal), a jealous anthem from Mieka Pauley (New York), and several great songs from featured artist Aly Tadros (Brooklyn), including a sweet ukulele tune that is one of the catchiest you’ll ever hear.

For the feature interview, I had the chance to chat with Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Aly Tadros about life as an independent musician, her fast rise in the industry, her many travels around the world, and about her new album which is garnering buzz from the likes of MTV, Paste Magazine, and American Songwriter. My goal with the podcast is to combine great conversation with great music, and I think this one really achieved that. Hope you enjoy it:

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