• ALAS…poor artist.

    My Shakespearian play on words doesn’t do ALAS “justice”, but as an artist, you may one day need their services.  ALAS stands for Artists’ Legal Advice Services, a not-for-profit service that has been providing free summary legal advice to artists, actors, musicians, performers, writers and filmmakers for almost 30 years.  ALAS assists with legal issues, […]

  • Because Everybody Wants to be a Cat….

    The Aristocats has always been my favourite childhood movie.  Why am I telling you this?  Because “when playing Jazz you always have a welcome mat…” In May 2017, I was at the Jazz Bistro attending a Tune Up Toronto event co- presented by MusicOntario, TD and JAZZ.FM91. The day was filled with expert industry panelists […]

  • The Jackson 5

    Have you ever heard of Tom Jackson?  He’s not a long lost brother of these guys, but he is one of the best live music producers out there right now.  He helps artists communicate from the stage without compromising who they are. I had the opportunity to meet Tom at Canadian Music Week in April, […]

  • Takin’ Care of Business

    Early in March 2017, I attended a Tune Up Toronto workshop hosted by MusicOntario. The focus was on conferences, showcases and music business festivals, and how to get the most out of them. They can be overwhelming and costly, and you need to do more than hang out and play a gig to make it […]