My First Drum Clinic!

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I never attended drum clinics when I was starting out, probably because I was too shy or scared or didn’t have the money. So that’s why this – my first ever drum clinic – is aimed at every kid in Saskatoon, no matter what your level. Maybe you’ve never had a lesson before. Perfect. Maybe you’ve never even played drums … Read More

KD Custom Drumsticks

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Words I never thought I’d say: I now have my very own line of signature custom drumsticks!!! thank you to my friends at Pro Mark for believing in me all these years. Celebration time!! 

Should You Sign a Music Publishing Deal?

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If you write your own songs, at some point in your career you will want to consider whether signing with a music publishing company makes sense. Music publishers are sort of like record labels, but for your compositions rather than your master recordings which embody your compositions. The right music publisher can take your career (and your earnings) to the … Read More

16 Things Every Touring Musician Should Ask Before Going on Tour

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Whether you’re a seasoned touring musician or about to embark on your first tour, there are many things to take into consideration before hitting the highway. Here are the 16 questions a touring musician should ask before loading up the van: 1) Are Your Gigs Confirmed & Contracts Signed? This might seem like an obvious starting point, but I know numerous touring … Read More

Second Interview on Turkish National News!!

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Sometimes life is gloriously random. Turkish National News has chosen the Led Zeppelin plagiarism case as one of the top entertainment stories of 2016, and just interviewed me as part of their year-in-review program!! The year-end special will air every 4 hours on December 4th, and be seen by several million viewers. I’m getting quite the following in Istanbul…

The Song Remains Similar – Led Zeppelin and the Stairway to Heaven Plagiarism Trial

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What constitutes music plagiarism? The line between inspiration and plagiarism is a fine one, and is the crucial distinction when it comes to music plagiarism. As I examined in my article here on the Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye trial, everyone from Shakespeare to the Beatles to Sam Smith has been accused of stealing ideas from those that came before … Read More

My First Gold Record!!

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I arrived home from Mexico to my first gold record!!!! I always thought it would come from rocking. Turns out it’s from my other passion: being an entertainment lawyer. Huge congrats to my friends in July Talk and at Sleepless Records!! Honoured.