Two years ago my friend Gary from my local rock station had a little idea to call me and chat on-air about what was happening in my world. Very casual. We had a load of fun so he called me the next week and we did the same thing. Then listeners started sending in questions and requests and next thing we knew, we had a weekly segment known as “KD and Me”. We’d talk music, law, family, whatever. Anyway, long story short – it’s become a bit of a thing and we just celebrated our 100th episode!! Here’s to little ideas that become something big
It’s not every day you get a letter from a legend. No, not Taylor Hawkins (that would be cool), but Fred Gretsch, whose name was on the front of my drums for over a decade. Mr. Gretsch had been reading articles on my website (!) and then up & called me the other day (!!). I gave him some impromptu legal advice, and he wrote me this letter. Now I’ve got an open invitation to come stay with his family down in Georgia. Time for a road trip!!
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…
It’s been a busy month for me as a guest lecturer across Western Canada. I’d like to give a sincere thank you to my friends at The Recording Institute of Saskatoon (www.rais.ca), the Nimbus School of Recording and Media (www.nimbusrecording.com), and the Pacific Audio Visual Institute (www.pacificAV.com) for having me as guest lecturer in their music & business classes. I had engaging conversations with students about the emerging issues in the music industry, the changing roles being played by the various copyrights in a song, and where the whole thing might be heading in the coming years.
Many thanks to Doug, Shawn and Ryan @ RAIS, Keith @ Nimbus, and Aaron @ PAVI…and to all the students who will be the next movers and shakers in the Canadian music industry!