Did you know: a lot of bands and musicians in the world buy likes on Facebook? And they do the same on their Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud? And they might do the same to boost their YouTube views? This comes as a shock to most people, or it’s something they hadn’t thought about. And for bands working away for real Likes, it … Read More
If you write your own songs, either with a band or on your own, or co-write with others, developing an understanding of music publishing is probably the most important thing you can do for your career. That being said, music publishing is the most confusing aspect of the music business. The number of blank stares that return my gaze after … Read More
It’s been an amazing week. We’ve been in the studio with our noses to the grindstone, and were pleasantly surprised with some cool news…we’ve been nominated at this year’s Radio Music Awards as well as the SiriusXM Indies! In our tenth year as a band, we’ve been nominated for Best New Rock Group at this year’s Canadian Radio Music Awards. … Read More
If you are a song co-writer, you have certain rights. But so does the other song co-writer. What rights do each of you have in the co-written song? Can you make further changes to the song without the co-writer’s consent, or sign off on the use of that song in film or television? Can you record a version of that … Read More
Wow. Getting this sort of email always blows me away. We just found out that OBS was the 9th most played band at rock radio in Canada in 2013!! Looking at the other names on the list, it really is hard to fathom, and an honour. One year ago, we were basically unknown to radio stations outside Sask/Alberta. What a … Read More
The band and I ended 2013 on an absolute high note, playing our hometown to one of the best crowds of our career. It’s crazy to think that at the beginning of 2013, we had hardly received radio outside of Western Canada, and now we’re here. It’s been one helluva year, and I’d like to thank all our fans, … Read More
woke up to this email… Most added songs at Canadian radio this week: #1: Retribution Blues – One Bad Son #2: Sirens – Pearl Jam floored and absolutely honoured. thank you everyone, you’ve made our year!
The band just got some amazing news: we are playing the Grey Cup!! We won the Sirius XM Rock the Grey Cup contest that has been running the past few months, beating out bands across the country in votes to play before the Sheepdogs at the Riderville pre-game event!! Sirius will be flying us to Regina for the big game, … Read More