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 […]
Three Billboards Gets Seven Oscar Nominations!
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri I am absolutely HONOURED to be involved in this film in a SMALL way. I was negotiating the placement of my good friend Colter Wall’s song in the official trailer. Seven Oscar nominations!!! Best of the year for me, go see this film. You can read more about the film […]
We Just Hit #1!!!!
After 13 years as a band, we just landed the first NUMBER ONE song of our career!! Humbled and HONOURED
Elected President of SaskMusic!
Absolutely honored to announce: I’ve been elected President of SaskMusic!! I’ve said this for years: there are more talented musicians in this province per capita than anywhere else in the world. Honored to be your voice. You can check out my bio and the team here. Kurt Dahl (Saskatoon) President First-term: November 2014-June 2017 Second […]
What is an Artist Development Deal, and Should You Sign One?
In the “glory days” of the recording industry (i.e. after Elvis, before the Internet), there was a very common type of deal offered by record labels called the Artist Development Deal, sometimes known as a “Demo Deal”. The idea was fairly simple: if a label liked you but didn’t want to commit fully with a […]
Should Your Band Trademark Your Band Name?
Is it worthwhile for musicians to obtain a band trademark? When you think of bands like The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Metallica, the Ramones, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, KISS, and Iron Maiden, their logos and brands are immediately identifiable and familiar. These brands also happen to be worth millions. The trademark of a band […]
My First Gold Record!!
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.