THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO USA VISAS FOR CANADIAN MUSICIANS
OUR 2023 GUITAR SPECIAL
THE JAZZY WORLD OF HARRISON
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Learn how to book more gigs with musician / producer Mark Rogers , booking agent Brendan McCarney and MODO-LIVE President and CEO Justin Kwan .
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9 First Take 12 Association Update 14 Changes 20 Canadian Musician Podcast 21 Events 64 Hot Gear 71 Advertisers ’ Index 74 Tech Tools 76 Classifieds 78 Showcase
27 How to Master Self Promotion by Madison Galloway
28 Gigging in the Arctic by Stephen Richardson
30 How the Brain Processes Music by Jennifer Buchanan
31 How to Get Started with Songwriting by Rob Wells
32 Just One Lick by Bill McBirnie
60 Plan , Practice and Execute Your Next Performance by Lorraine Lawson
61 The Power of Music and Visuals by Jessica Rhaye
62 Hearing the Future : Out of the Pandemic and Into the Next Generation , Part Two by Josh Moyer
63 The Business Challenges of a Canadian Classical Artist by Jaye Marsh
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FINDS HIS GROOVE AND A GRAMMY By Matt Bauer With his eighth album Mendó , Alex Cuba won his first Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album bringing the Smithers BC-based guitarist / singer to a new stature . He talks to Canadian Musician about his early musical life in Cuba , how he ’ s helping redefine Latin music in Canada and his new living room studio .
The Jazzy World of Harrison
MUSICAL WUNDERKIND HARRISON ’ S NEW ALBUM By Matt Bauer Fusing jazz , old-school hip-hop , funk , Brazilian bossa , Looney Tunes , Vince Guaraldi , video game and anime soundtracks , along with his own idiosyncratic piano skill , Harrison has emerged as one of the most versatile Canadian artists of recent years .
How Emma Lamontagne Stumbled Onto Success
A CANDID PROFILE By Manus Hopkins Ottawa-based singer and songwriter Emma Lamontagne went viral with a surprise hit song as a teenager after winning a contest . She ’ s since continued to write , record , and release her own music , while putting out
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her services as a songwriter for other artists . Here ’ s how she does it .
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FOR CANADIAN MUSICIANS , ARTISTS , PRODUCERS , SONGWRITERS , BANDS AND CANADIAN BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS
By Dani Oliva Looking to work , tour and record in the USA ? Canadian Musician breaks down the three primary visa options for Canadian musicians , artists , producers , songwriters , and bands to live and work in the USA .
Canadian Musicians ’ 2023 Guitar Special
FEATURING HARM & EASE ’ S DANNY LOPEZ , TIKTOKERS JUSTUS HAJAS AND JORDAN . WAV , JUNO AWARD- WINNER JESSE COOK , AND THE WANDERING OFF ’ S KYLE CORNER By Manus Hopkins Harm & Ease ’ s Danny Lopez , TikTokers Justus Hajas and Jordan . wav , Juno Award-winner Jesse Cook , and The Wandering Off ’ s Kyle Corner dish on gear preferences , practice routines , and tips for newer players .
FINDS HIS GROOVE
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