Canadian Musician - May/June 2017 - Page 5

contents CM May/June 2017 Vol. XXXIV, No. 3 10 INDIE INSIDER SOCAN May Have Live Performance Money for You 20 ROAD TEST Scratch tips for DJs from Sara Simms & deejay stutter, Pg.31 Gibson’s newest Les Paul, Electro-Voice’s versatile ND Series of mics & Apple’s latest MacBook Pro with Touch Bar DEPARTMENTS 9 12 18 19 64 71 74 76 78 Calculated, Capable & Cool Feedback Changes CM Radio Events Hot Gear Advertisers’ Index Tech Tools Classifieds Showcase Scott Helman Is Ready to Rule with Hôtel de Ville By Andrew King An audience wants to see someone cooler than them doing something cooler than they’re capable of doing – and Scott Helman is damn cool. COLUMNS 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 58 59 60 62 Guitar – Dan Gillies Keyboards – Kayla Diamond Bass – Patrick Hansen Percussion – Mike Mann Woodwinds – Daniel Schnee Brass – Audrey Ochoa Digital Music – Sara Simms & deejay stutter Vocals – Micah Barnes Writing – James Linderman Recording – Albert Chambers Live Sound – Blair Bondy Business – Mark Schroor Cover Photo: Scott Helman at Toronto’s Revolution Recording by Neal Burstyn, 34 YouTube: Friend or Foe of the Music Industry? 38 By Michael Raine The point is clear and widely shared: YouTube’s current business model is a problem for the music industry – but how is it a problem, and can it be fixed? DIY Touring Part 3: Budgeting for the Road The Instruments That Inspire Us Canadian Musician’s 2017 Focus on Guitar 49 By David McPherson For many, a guitar is a constant companion – a godsend when loneliness sets in or inspiration strikes. For our panel of songwriters and performers, it’s that and much more. Stephen Fearing & other JUNO nominees talk guitars & songwriting, Pg. 49 42 By Liam Duncan If you’re well prepared for your tour and not worrying about the small stuff, you get to focus on the big stuff – like playing a great show and making new connections. FEATURES