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  • Free Stuff by: admin

    January 10, 2010, 10:47

    Everybody likes free stuff, so here are a few freebies for you. Desktop Wallpapers This music inspired original artwork is produced by yours truly. These…

  • Insider by: admin

    April 11, 2010, 14:44

    IMPORTANT: The content of this page and all subpages is created for the select music industry people to get a sneak preview of some extraodrinary talents…

  • About by: admin

    October 8, 2009, 20:47

    Music is my real passion: songwriting, music production and guitar playing. For more details and sound samples, visit musicline.ca, official website of…

  • Site Map by: admin

    December 25, 2009, 19:06

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  • Links by: admin

    December 25, 2009, 20:12

  • Contact by: admin

    October 8, 2009, 21:59


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  • Uncategorized  (10)
    • Les Breastfeeders: Rockin’ on by: admin

      July 10, 2011, 19:40

      For no apparent reason, I rarely tune into rock bands in French. And I really should. Otherwise, I would miss solid, straightforward bands like Montreal’s…

    • Polaris Music Prize 2010 Long List by: admin

      June 18, 2010, 09:17

      Toronto's Drake Hotel (not owned by the hip-hop artist going under the same name) was a very busy place yesterday. People behind Canada's Polaris Music…

    • Ellen Says: Get Your Record Label Now! by: admin

      May 28, 2010, 13:33

      Do you have a record label? Yes, really: do you have one? No? Why not, if I may ask? What are you waiting for? Ellen DeGeneres has just started eleveneleven (…

    • "Fake Tagging": No, thanks! by: admin

      March 6, 2010, 09:42

      "Fake tagging" -Last time I checked, there wasn't a Wikipedia entry for this yet, but I find a habit of some people to tag you on their Facebook  content…

    • Google Makes Music Blogs Dissapear by: admin

      February 12, 2010, 09:43

      It’s getting a bit complicated to blog about music these days. Earlier today, Billboard.com has reported that Google has shut down several blogs related to…

    • Kontakt Player: Not So Free, After All by: admin

      January 10, 2010, 16:51

      The holiday parties are mostly over, but the hangover from using some of music freebies I mentioned in my earlier posts is hanging in. Namely, Native…

    • Lhasa Left The Living Road by: admin

      January 3, 2010, 20:37

      I have just heard about passing of one of my favorite artists, Lhasa De Sela, better known as just Lhasa. I still remember the first time I heard that…

    • Soldier Of Love – A Lost Battle by: admin

      December 21, 2009, 23:36

      Ok, I’ll start with a full disclosure: For years, I have been a complete sucker for anything Sade. Silky, smooth voice served over cool, timeless R&B…

    • Are you a music producer? by: admin

      October 9, 2009, 00:17

      Music production seems to be everywhere these days.  From traditional large, professional facilities to home studios and mobile rigs, music seem to be made…

    • I'm Back by: admin

      October 8, 2009, 21:25

      As this uncertain summer is unfolding, I’m back at my studio, checking my “to do” list. Let’s see… “Start blogging” Check! We’ll see how long…

  • Concerts  (6)
    • Forgotten Tracks: BB King in Sing Sing by: admin

      December 8, 2011, 23:27

      This is the stuff the legends are made of… An uplifting showcase of BB King’s skills and talents as both  a guitar player and a showman. A great…

    • From The Stage by: admin

      April 3, 2010, 10:45

      As much as I enjoy creative possibilities of studio work, with all the latest sequencers, samples, DAWs, plugins, virtual instruments and all other gizmos,…

    • Rock.Guitar.Beats.Vocals.Live. by: admin

      April 2, 2010, 23:44

      Last night’s gig at Las Brisas Del Mar club in Toronto was yet another great example that good things happen when the right chemistry kicks in between…

    • Hip-hop & Guitars? Oh, Yes! by: admin

      March 6, 2010, 11:12

      Even though I’ve been spending too much time lately on computer-based music production, my inner guitarist woke up and jumped into the latest project with…

    • Music Is Best Enjoyed Live: Drums Solo by: admin

      January 7, 2010, 12:32

      I’m probably the very last person who would fall for a drums solo. All jokes about drummers aside, to my ears, there is only a handful of drummers who…

    • In Concert: Alex Cuba & Bebel Gilberto by: admin

      December 2, 2009, 17:12

      There are not too many things I would rather do on Monday night then go to a good concert. Idea of hearing live both Alex Cuba and Bebel Gilberto at the same…

  • Freebies  (8)
    • Refresh Your Playlist: SXSW 2011 Free Songs by: admin

      March 13, 2011, 10:05

      This year, the SXSW Music and Media Conference marks its 25th anniversary, and the music portion is held on March 15-20. The conference has been traditionally…

    • Kontakt Player: Not So Free, After All by: admin

      January 10, 2010, 16:51

      The holiday parties are mostly over, but the hangover from using some of music freebies I mentioned in my earlier posts is hanging in. Namely, Native…

    • Free Music Tools: What’s That Chord? by: admin

      January 8, 2010, 16:10

      These days there is certainly no shortage of online references and tutorials for music theory. Yet, this innovative format offered by Scribd.com adds a new…

    • Take This For A Spin: Free MP3s by: admin

      December 31, 2009, 09:12

      If you are like me, you are always hungry for some good fresh, original music. So, here’s a nice appetizer for you, then. Spin Magazine has recently offered…

    • Exclusive MP3: "Christmas Sky" by: admin

      December 25, 2009, 12:13

      In true spirit of holday sharing, here's a little  something for you.  I've just wrote this theme inspired by the sounds in NI's Kore Holiday Selection…

    • Christmas Freebie #3: Get Symphonic by: admin

      December 23, 2009, 21:53

      Freebies for computer-based music producers / songwriters / composers keep pouring in this holiday season, and I’m not complaining! This one could be one the…

    • Christmas Freebie #2: Drum Loops & Samples by: admin

      December 23, 2009, 10:59

      Here’s another nice one for music producers everywhere. Guys at Musicradar.com have put together a very nice drum samples & loops package with 1000 drum…

    • Christmas Freebie by: admin

      December 22, 2009, 10:12

      It’s holiday season, and I hope everyone has finished all the shopping on time. Now that your credit card is choke-full, here’s nice little something that…

  • Music Software  (9)
    • Want Something For Almost Nothing? Try SampleTank Piano Collection 2 by: admin

      November 21, 2011, 21:40

      Guys at esoundz.com have some pretty sweet deals going on right now. One that caught my attention is Piano Collection 2 for SampleTank soft ROM-pler. Over…

    • Virtual Instruments: Feeling Independent by: admin

      July 30, 2010, 20:49

      Finally, I have found a little bit of time to get up to speed with the very powerful music tool I  have recently purchased, Yellow Tools’ Independence Pro.…

    • Bang That Beat: KitCore Deluxe by: admin

      July 22, 2010, 16:06

      Kick! Boom! Bang! Smash! Sounds of destruction? Not really - that's just me making a beat using my computer. It is really not news anymore that virtual…

    • The Best Music Software Can Buy ? by: admin

      February 17, 2010, 22:01

      You really can't expect too much for fifteen buck these days... This is especially true when it comes to a specialized music software. With this in mind, I was…

    • Close And Personal: Sonar 8.5 by: admin

      January 18, 2010, 17:17

      One of the goodies that ended up in my studio thanks to the holidays season is Cakewalk Sonar Studio 8.5, widely acclaimed DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). As…

    • Kontakt Player: Not So Free, After All by: admin

      January 10, 2010, 16:51

      The holiday parties are mostly over, but the hangover from using some of music freebies I mentioned in my earlier posts is hanging in. Namely, Native…

    • Virtual Groovin’ With The VPB by: admin

      December 24, 2009, 10:01

      If you’re a guitarist, like me, then you’ve been there before: you’re in a music store, looking at dozens of various FX pedals, wondering about their…

    • Christmas Freebie #3: Get Symphonic by: admin

      December 23, 2009, 21:53

      Freebies for computer-based music producers / songwriters / composers keep pouring in this holiday season, and I’m not complaining! This one could be one the…

    • Christmas Freebie by: admin

      December 22, 2009, 10:12

      It’s holiday season, and I hope everyone has finished all the shopping on time. Now that your credit card is choke-full, here’s nice little something that…

  • Online Music Tools  (3)
    • The Map of Internet’s Growing Appetite For Music by: admin

      February 4, 2011, 19:44

      A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, and I couldn’t agree more. Creative people on Virtual Music website have come up with a very visual way to…

    • Free Music Tools: What’s That Chord? by: admin

      January 8, 2010, 16:10

      These days there is certainly no shortage of online references and tutorials for music theory. Yet, this innovative format offered by Scribd.com adds a new…

    • Virtual Groovin’ With The VPB by: admin

      December 24, 2009, 10:01

      If you’re a guitarist, like me, then you’ve been there before: you’re in a music store, looking at dozens of various FX pedals, wondering about their…

  • Guitars  (3)
    • The Lazy Guitarists’ Dream: Self-tuning Guitar by: admin

      July 30, 2011, 08:55

      This would be an equivalent of an “easy” button for guitar folks: you just sit, press the button once, and your guitar tunes itself.  And this is not…

    • Hip-hop & Guitars? Oh, Yes! by: admin

      March 6, 2010, 11:12

      Even though I’ve been spending too much time lately on computer-based music production, my inner guitarist woke up and jumped into the latest project with…

    • Music Marketing: With Strings Attached by: admin

      January 2, 2010, 01:20

      Playing guitar? Ever bought a set of strings? Well, in that case you have been there before: standing in a music store and staring at a wall of different…

  • Music  (13)
    • Overexposed by: admin

      December 27, 2009, 16:06

      Please Go Away in 2010 - GetBack I couldn't agree more with the list.OK, I get it, it's marketing 101: exposure, exposure, exposure. But, let's face it:…

    • Exclusive MP3: "Christmas Sky" by: admin

      December 25, 2009, 12:13

      In true spirit of holday sharing, here's a little  something for you.  I've just wrote this theme inspired by the sounds in NI's Kore Holiday Selection…

    • Marketing  (8)
      • The Map of Internet’s Growing Appetite For Music by: admin

        February 4, 2011, 19:44

        A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, and I couldn’t agree more. Creative people on Virtual Music website have come up with a very visual way to…

      • Is Music Really A Business Anymore? – Part One by: admin

        June 20, 2010, 09:47

        Shocked by the recent statistics showing that only 2.1% of the 97,751 albums released in 2009 reached a 5,000 sales threshold, I started wondering if we have…

      • LimeWire vs. iTunes: World of Difference by: admin

        June 16, 2010, 12:57

        As I was reading today’s article on LimeWire in Billboard Magazine, titled “Think About This - Limewire's Annual Income” one piece of information really…

      • Madonna Is All Around Us by: admin

        April 6, 2010, 09:55

        In the UK for the past ten years, apparently, you've been able to hear Madonna singing wherever you go.  As reported by Billboard Magazine earlier today,…

      • Kontakt Player: Not So Free, After All by: admin

        January 10, 2010, 16:51

        The holiday parties are mostly over, but the hangover from using some of music freebies I mentioned in my earlier posts is hanging in. Namely, Native…

      • Music Business 101:MTV Explained by: admin

        January 5, 2010, 13:32

        Understanding  your audience is  essential for long term success of an artist. In addition to live performances, establishing and developing contacts…

      • Music Marketing: With Strings Attached by: admin

        January 2, 2010, 01:20

        Playing guitar? Ever bought a set of strings? Well, in that case you have been there before: standing in a music store and staring at a wall of different…

      • Overexposed by: admin

        December 27, 2009, 16:06

        Please Go Away in 2010 - GetBack I couldn't agree more with the list.OK, I get it, it's marketing 101: exposure, exposure, exposure. But, let's face it:…

    • Music Reviews  (4)
      • Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: Music Returns by: admin

        June 1, 2013, 08:06

        Steve Martin and Edie Brickell don't need introduction; Steve’s movies have become a part of American pop culture long time ago; Edie, on the other side,…

      • Guitar Winds Blowing Strong by: admin

        October 17, 2010, 09:19

        Recently,  I have been given opportunity to review & provide feedback on “Four Winds - Cuatro Vientos”, the latest album by Russ Riendeau, a Chicago…

      • Voice For Your Soul: Alice Russell by: admin

        July 3, 2010, 13:08

        Alice Russell is not necessarily a name that immediately rings the bell when talking about great soul and rnb singers, but it should. I have just stumbled upon…

      • Take This For A Spin: Free MP3s by: admin

        December 31, 2009, 09:12

        If you are like me, you are always hungry for some good fresh, original music. So, here’s a nice appetizer for you, then. Spin Magazine has recently offered…

  • Songwriting  (3)
    • Live Music: The Real Deal by: admin

      January 31, 2010, 13:29

      With all the advancement of the music technology and all those editing tolls & toys at our disposal in a studio, it is easy to forget about that special…

    • Studio Chat: Inspiration by: admin

      December 30, 2009, 21:05

      Inspiration is like the most unpredictable lover: you never know when she/he is going to appear and how long she/he is going to stay, but you deeply enjoy…

    • Truth About Songwriting by: admin

      December 28, 2009, 16:21

      I have stumbled across this sentence while searching Brendan's blog for some information on Kontakt sampler and sounds: “If you want to write a good song,…

  • Studio Chat  (27)
    • Creativity In Motion: Turntables Make Great Art by: admin

      March 25, 2012, 09:11

      I’ve just stumbled upon this creative little video. It really makes you think. How many different ways of doing things are out there? Or how often we settle…

    • Too Much Whisky: LCBO vs. Musicians by: admin

      October 19, 2011, 19:24

      I have a dirty little secret: I enjoy reading rules & regulations of various music contests. Weird, I know. But it can be sooo much fun! The latest…

    • Hip-hop Reality Check: What lyrics? by: admin

      January 4, 2011, 14:46

      It’s not that you haven’t noticed. The intro starts, a few shout outs, then the beat. And then, it happens: here’s the rap, usually high on attitude and…

    • Website On The Go: Keeping It Mobile by: admin

      December 4, 2010, 12:27

      If you are a blogger like me, you must be wondering sometimes how your website looks in your visitors eyes. As more and more people are using mobile devices to…

    • Backups: Voice of Reason by: admin

      October 23, 2010, 10:03

      I’m feeling accomplished this morning: I have just finished backup of all my music project files (mostly done in Cakewalk Sonar 8.5). About 8GB of melodies,…

    • Departure of The Digital Sound Pioneer by: admin

      September 9, 2010, 19:07

      Keith Barr, best known as a founder of Alesis, has recently passed away, leaving a big imprint onto the music production world. As a long time user of Alesis…

    • Heaven Is Yours, Abbey by: admin

      August 15, 2010, 11:27

      I have just heard about passing of the great jazz singer Abbey Lincoln this morning. Her heavenly voice will find a good home up there…

    • It’s All About Song! by: admin

      July 27, 2010, 12:27

      Looking at the recent songs across different genres, it seems that far too often people get so focused on production side of things (coolest sounds, special…

    • Bang That Beat: KitCore Deluxe by: admin

      July 22, 2010, 16:06

      Kick! Boom! Bang! Smash! Sounds of destruction? Not really - that's just me making a beat using my computer. It is really not news anymore that virtual…

    • Voice For Your Soul: Alice Russell by: admin

      July 3, 2010, 13:08

      Alice Russell is not necessarily a name that immediately rings the bell when talking about great soul and rnb singers, but it should. I have just stumbled upon…

    • How Low Can You Go? by: admin

      June 18, 2010, 18:00

      So, you have just written a very cool, retro sounding, Barry White-on-steroids macho oh-i-love-you-sooooo-much ballad, and now you need that massive, deep…

    • Music Business: Destruction Continues by: admin

      May 29, 2010, 08:46

      For the past few years, we have been repeatedly told that the future of music business relies on giving music recordings away and then do extensive touring.…

    • Ladyproof Studio Gear: Extreme Criteria by: admin

      April 18, 2010, 17:10

      There are many various things one needs to consider when buying studio equipment, but I never considered these… The guys from Behringer has taken this…

    • Bring Back Real Songs by: admin

      April 14, 2010, 07:39

      I’ve just stumbled upon this posting on iTunes. It really shows how little the current mainstream music connects with the people. To me, as a music producer,…

    • And So God Created A Bass Player by: admin

      April 13, 2010, 20:35

      I just got it from a friend… A pretty good joke, especially if you are a bass player! “In the beginning there was a bass. It was a Fender, probably a…

    • Madonna Is All Around Us by: admin

      April 6, 2010, 09:55

      In the UK for the past ten years, apparently, you've been able to hear Madonna singing wherever you go.  As reported by Billboard Magazine earlier today,…

    • Music Copyrights: Quick Reference by: admin

      March 14, 2010, 18:05

      There is no shortage of various references on the Internet explaining sources and distribution of the music copyrights, but usually it gets complicated very…

    • Dynamic Range Day: Let’s Stop The Loudness War by: admin

      March 11, 2010, 21:29

      Following the steps of Dynamicrange.de, guys at Production Advice in the UK have started a great initiative to have March 20 as Dynamic Range day. “What…

    • Music & Inspiration: Genius Is Genius by: admin

      February 15, 2010, 18:07

      It just happened that I got this YouTube link earlier today from my dear friend Vlada, an accomplished bass player, with whom I played in a jazz trio (appropria…

    • Live Music: The Real Deal by: admin

      January 31, 2010, 13:29

      With all the advancement of the music technology and all those editing tolls & toys at our disposal in a studio, it is easy to forget about that special…

    • The World’s Best Paid Backup Singers by: admin

      January 22, 2010, 10:22

      Even though the music and entertainment industry is, unfortunately, not known for squeaky-clean business practices, the recent discoveries by various media…

    • Close And Personal: Sonar 8.5 by: admin

      January 18, 2010, 17:17

      One of the goodies that ended up in my studio thanks to the holidays season is Cakewalk Sonar Studio 8.5, widely acclaimed DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). As…

    • Words Of Wisdom from Ray Charles’ Engineer by: admin

      January 15, 2010, 16:40

      NAMM 2010 is under way, and apart from many, many cool music toys, instruments and equipment, that is the place to meet some of the best and most experienced…

    • Kontakt Player: Not So Free, After All by: admin

      January 10, 2010, 16:51

      The holiday parties are mostly over, but the hangover from using some of music freebies I mentioned in my earlier posts is hanging in. Namely, Native…

    • Music Production101: Auto Tune Slap Chop by: admin

      January 4, 2010, 20:00

      Voice pitch correction software & hardware tools have come a long way in the recent years. Melodyne, Autio Tune and others gave apparent illusion to…

    • Studio Chat: Inspiration by: admin

      December 30, 2009, 21:05

      Inspiration is like the most unpredictable lover: you never know when she/he is going to appear and how long she/he is going to stay, but you deeply enjoy…

    • Truth About Songwriting by: admin

      December 28, 2009, 16:21

      I have stumbled across this sentence while searching Brendan's blog for some information on Kontakt sampler and sounds: “If you want to write a good song,…

  • Music Is Best Enjoyed Live  (5)
    • From The Stage by: admin

      April 3, 2010, 10:45

      As much as I enjoy creative possibilities of studio work, with all the latest sequencers, samples, DAWs, plugins, virtual instruments and all other gizmos,…

    • Rock.Guitar.Beats.Vocals.Live. by: admin

      April 2, 2010, 23:44

      Last night’s gig at Las Brisas Del Mar club in Toronto was yet another great example that good things happen when the right chemistry kicks in between…

    • Hip-hop & Guitars? Oh, Yes! by: admin

      March 6, 2010, 11:12

      Even though I’ve been spending too much time lately on computer-based music production, my inner guitarist woke up and jumped into the latest project with…

    • Live Music: The Real Deal by: admin

      January 31, 2010, 13:29

      With all the advancement of the music technology and all those editing tolls & toys at our disposal in a studio, it is easy to forget about that special…

    • Music Is Best Enjoyed Live: Drums Solo by: admin

      January 7, 2010, 12:32

      I’m probably the very last person who would fall for a drums solo. All jokes about drummers aside, to my ears, there is only a handful of drummers who…

  • Music Production Tips  (6)
    • Virtual Instruments: Feeling Independent by: admin

      July 30, 2010, 20:49

      Finally, I have found a little bit of time to get up to speed with the very powerful music tool I  have recently purchased, Yellow Tools’ Independence Pro.…

    • It’s All About Song! by: admin

      July 27, 2010, 12:27

      Looking at the recent songs across different genres, it seems that far too often people get so focused on production side of things (coolest sounds, special…

    • Dynamic Range Day: Let’s Stop The Loudness War by: admin

      March 11, 2010, 21:29

      Following the steps of Dynamicrange.de, guys at Production Advice in the UK have started a great initiative to have March 20 as Dynamic Range day. “What…

    • The Best Music Software Can Buy ? by: admin

      February 17, 2010, 22:01

      You really can't expect too much for fifteen buck these days... This is especially true when it comes to a specialized music software. With this in mind, I was…

    • Live Music: The Real Deal by: admin

      January 31, 2010, 13:29

      With all the advancement of the music technology and all those editing tolls & toys at our disposal in a studio, it is easy to forget about that special…

    • Words Of Wisdom from Ray Charles’ Engineer by: admin

      January 15, 2010, 16:40

      NAMM 2010 is under way, and apart from many, many cool music toys, instruments and equipment, that is the place to meet some of the best and most experienced…

  • Music Business  (4)
  • Canadian Music Industry  (1)
  • Mobile phones  (1)
    • Mobile Living: Windows Phone 7 by: admin

      July 11, 2011, 19:37

      It was long time coming, and it finally happened for me last week. After four years, the battery on my good old Nokia cell phone finally gave up. It was time…

  • Music Technology  (3)
  • Equipment Reviews  (1)
    • Road-tested: Zoom G3 Review by: admin

      August 28, 2011, 10:41

      Nothing spells summertime better than the outdoors concert circuit. Live venues, large and small, crowds eager to beat the haze and have fun – how can you…

  • Music Discoveries  (2)
  • Forgotten Tracks  (2)
    • Music Lover’s Diary:”Tierra, tan solo” by: admin

      February 18, 2012, 10:57

      Far away from all the hype and noise of Top 40 songs, wonderful, personal and intimate music is being created. With their captivating melody lines, resting on…

    • Forgotten Tracks: BB King in Sing Sing by: admin

      December 8, 2011, 23:27

      This is the stuff the legends are made of… An uplifting showcase of BB King’s skills and talents as both  a guitar player and a showman. A great…



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