Marc Van Der Meulen is a magician of dark music, creating enchanting work for all sorts of spooky settings.

Interviewing Marc Van Der Meulen

Marc Van Der Meulen is a magician of dark music, creating enchanting work for all sorts of spooky settings. Continue reading Interviewing Marc Van Der Meulen

Covid-19’s Impact on Canada’s Live Music

As the coronavirus situation has unfolded in Canada, Canadians see the impacts that it’s had on the music industry. There have been many impacts on Canada’s music industry directly and indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This impact is specifically seen in live music performances with the guidelines limiting live music being lessened in the past weeks.
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Not So Spooky Halloween Covers

Halloween is a source of horror and terror but it doesn’t have to be just spooky. There’s a lot more to the Holiday than fright. It’s a time that Autumn turns to fall and gives us a chance to reflect on the past. It’s a time to make adorable snow people and snow angels. It’s a time for endless hot cocoa with sprinkles. Continue reading Not So Spooky Halloween Covers

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KDrummer 16 Q&A

Bringing you amazing drum covers brought to a whole and creative new levels with practical and edited effects. These covers are hard, energetic, amazing and visually stunning. These visuals add to the drum covers themselves allowing them to “capture the beauty of drumming, and of course the drumming of the metal and hard rock genre.” Continue reading KDrummer 16 Q&A

Mako Ray | Switching Styles

Switching Styles Features Mako Ray

“My ultimate goal is to become a game developer. I’ve spent a lot of time since I was a teenager learning various skill sets such as art, music and writing, and now it’s just a matter of applying them to something, letting them all come together to finally create something big and proper. In addition to that I’m working on a 3D model right now and considering becoming a vtuber,” explains Mako Ray, “I dunno. I do a lot of weird dumb nonsense and I’m currently collecting a fanbase who is into that weird dumb nonsense”. Continue reading Switching Styles Features Mako Ray

"My ultimate goal is to become a game developer. I've spent a lot of time since I was a teenager learning various skill sets such as art, music and writing, and now it's just a matter of applying them to something, letting them all come together to finally create something big and proper. In addition to that I'm working on a 3D model right now and considering becoming a vtuber," explains Mako Ray, "I dunno. I do a lot of weird dumb nonsense and I'm currently collecting a fanbase who is into that weird dumb nonsense".

Q&A With Mako Ray

Joining only a few years ago in 2017, Mako Ray has gained over 2.8 million views from followers following his artistic career. Now he isn’t just a musician and cover artist but also an artist, and designer. His YouTube channel consists of art, design, game development content, and of course music.

Music, for Mako Ray, is a means to an end, and the end is to listen to something you enjoy and “occasionally that end is supposed to have a specific stronger impact, attempting to elicit certain feelings from people such as happiness, sadness, fear, whatever the situation calls for, and I hope to be able to achieve that in my songs.”
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Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn't be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed.

Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data

Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn’t be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed. Continue reading Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data

What can Fans do to support the music industry?

Talking with the musicians themselves. There are several ways that a fan can support their favourite artists. Cody Blakey; a local recording engineer, Leshan Masikonte; of Melafrique, Phillip Rodda of Medical Pilot, and Angeles Joselito; the owner of Apollo Entertainment Company in interviews with Switching Styles, discussed the best way to help artists during a crisis Continue reading What can Fans do to support the music industry?

As the pandemic continues, it shows the industries that are more vulnerable and susceptible. The Music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic as their main source of income and customer interaction has been limited. Live music specifically has been hit rather hard.

Covid-19’s has Hard Financial Impact on Musicians

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been difficult to do much of anything. This includes making a living. It’s harder for those that rely on groups and in-person connection. As the pandemic continues, it shows the industries that are more vulnerable and susceptible. The Music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic. Continue reading Covid-19’s has Hard Financial Impact on Musicians

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it's been difficult to do much of anything. This includes making a living.  It's harder for those that rely on groups and in-person connection.

Covid-19 Negatively Impacts on Music Audience Confidence says National Survey

Covid-19 is a pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of people’s lives. This is especially true for in-person events such as live music. In the case of live music, most audience members are hesitant to return to their music-loving during the pandemic. One in five Canadians has had a live music event postponed while another 20% have had events cancelled due to the pandemic.  Continue reading Covid-19 Negatively Impacts on Music Audience Confidence says National Survey