Here’s a sobering article. One death can lead to new life, though, and the case of the music business, I believe our individual attitudes and enterprise can make all the difference. Here’s to new solutions!
Producing Cadence Grace:I’m mostly through the first three tracks. Heading down to Ocean Way, Nashville to cut another seven bedtracks in a couple weeks, so have lots of pre-production to get through. Then three more weeks to cut all the overdubs before mixing at Blackbird Studios, Nashville in June.
Producing Michelle Owen: We’re writing a very interesting record, akin to Duffy meets Fiona Apple. Definitely NOT a ‘vocoder pop’ approach, which some labels/radio seem to opt for these days. Theirs is a short-sighted lunge for the bottom line, which isn’t working anyways [do you know ANYONE running out to buy that s@%$?]. Oops, I’m ranting.
Producing “the band formally known as” Constant Season: Calgary alt/pop/rock band. Pre-production over the next three months, then tracking in July/August. Mixes in the fall. Who wants to master this recording? Maybe LA is calling? Montreal?
Producing Matt Morgan: New soul/pop/blues singer. Two tracks in the works. Marc Rogers [bass] and Gary Craig [drums] building the pocket.
Douglas Romanow is a Toronto-based music producer. His production work has won numerous awards and nominations from the Junos, the Maple Blues Awards, the National Jazz Awards and the National Reggae Awards. He works at the new Noble Street Studios facility in Toronto.
Mike Butler (New Country)
Aria Tesolin (Alternative)
Midnight Shine (Rock)
Ann Chaplin (New Country)