Fred Gretsch – Wow. Handwritten Letter from

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! He then up & called me the other day. I gave […]

Can You Copyright a Drumbeat?

Copyright a Drumbeat In light of the many high profile plagiarism cases making headlines in the music business over the last few years (Lana Del Rey, Led Zeppelin, Robin Thicke, Sam Smith, etc.), it felt like the right time to examine the topic of songwriting from where we all sit: the drum throne. All of […]

OBS Plays to 5000 Screaming Hometown Fans

Last night I was led to the stage by my son. I was going to play for 5000 screaming hometown friends. I think it was the greatest feeling in the world! Saskatoon & OBS There is nothing like playing in your hometown and being embraced by the fans who helped you get started. Here is […]

JUNO Winners – The Dead South!!

In case anyone didn’t know, Saskatchewan makes the best music in the world. The world is starting to realize it too. HUGE congrats to my good friends and clients The Dead South on your JUNO. They won the Traditional Roots Album of the Year!!! So proud! Nick Murray did an incredible job writing about this […]

My First Drum Clinic!

I never attended drum clinics. It’s 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. And if you don’t have the experience you can take drum lessons Melbourne […]

The Lana Del Rey and Radiohead Plagiarism Case: What You Need To Know

Your newsfeeds might be buzzing with the news that Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey over her song “Get Free,” which they say plagiarizes their 1993 hit “Creep.” Lana Del Rey tweeted yesterday: “It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by “Creep,” Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of […]

KD Custom Drumsticks

KD Custom Drum Sticks 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!!

Do Musicians Need a Record Label?

Record Label I get asked this all the time. Do I need a record label to help my career? It used to be that a record deal was the holy grail of the music industry; the brass ring that all artists worked towards. This is no longer the case. While record deals are still a […]

Should You Sign a Music Publishing Deal?

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 […]