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The Influence of Jazz on Other Musical Genres

The Influence of Jazz on Other Musical Genres

Director of the Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble, Alan Durst, defines jazz as “America’s original art form, the baseball of music.” Famous saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins describes jazz as being “the art of improvisation and reaching people with spontaneous music.”

How Alternative Music Changed the Music Industry

How Alternative Music Changed the Music Industry

While alternative music has proven to be a wildly popular and enduring art form over the last 28 years, alternative bands who built their sound around challenging and experimental musical forms were once anything but mainstream success stories. Here are just a few...

The Legacy of Records

The Legacy of Records

The recent interest in records may have come as a surprise to most. After all, the LP was a system of music storage that seemed to have been made obsolete multiple generations back. The transition from record to the cassette tape to digital files to streaming...

Getting Started with Sound Mixing

Getting Started with Sound Mixing

To some musicians and music fans, sound mixing seems like a deep science that takes years to learn. Others view it as having a remarkable sense of artistry for audio. Both notions have an element of truth, but it’s also important to realize that anyone can mix and master sound with the right tools and knowledge.

You Can’t Beat That: 7 Unique Drums

You Can’t Beat That: 7 Unique Drums

Drums are the bloodlines of groove. So it should come as no surprise that there are various forms of drums around the world. Here are seven awesomely unique drums. Cajón The cajón is a popular Afro-Peruvian musical instrument. Dating back to the late 18th century, the...

The Evolution of Music Production Innovation

The Evolution of Music Production Innovation

The elements behind music production has evolved greatly over the years. From the beginning of recording music with Edison’s phonograph to the streaming services that we have now, every innovation has made a deep impact on music production and the music industry as a...

Annual Music Festivals to Look Out For in 2019

Annual Music Festivals to Look Out For in 2019

Music festivals are such a fun and relaxing way to spend the summer. As we look forward to 2019, we can look forward to having some great times at some awesome music festivals. Canada boasts many festivals all around, but I have compiled the top six for you to look out for!