8 episodes

Here we share stories from artists, arts administrators and other professionals working at the intersection of art and technology. Together we work to interrogate the landscape of the art’s industry and attempt to inject a refreshed sense of optimism to unravel the narrative of the starving artist.

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    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Here we share stories from artists, arts administrators and other professionals working at the intersection of art and technology. Together we work to interrogate the landscape of the art’s industry and attempt to inject a refreshed sense of optimism to unravel the narrative of the starving artist.

    Ep. 8 It Takes a Village

    Ep. 8 It Takes a Village

    Erin Benjamin is the President and CEO of the Canadian Live Music Association, an organization championing the needs of those in the live music sector. Live music has been one off the hardest hit industries by the pandemic and Erin speaks to the impacts, pivots, and evolutions coming out of a challenging year.

    • 39 min
    Ep. 7 Life is a Journey

    Ep. 7 Life is a Journey

    Saidat uses her music and performance as the vehicle for her message of inclusion and self-love. Her tagline is “one person can make a difference, together we can change the world.” As a children’s entertainer whose career involves performing at schools across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major upheaval in Saidat’s life. Persevering through a technological learning curve and throwing in a healthy dose of optimism, Saidat has managed to keep the music flowing and the good vibes rolling.

    • 35 min
    Ep. 6 Curiosity Coming in to Play

    Ep. 6 Curiosity Coming in to Play

    Guillermo Subauste is a jack of all trades and a technologically inept musician's dream. A lifelong journey of dipping his toes in many a musical pond, reading all the manuals, and just simply saying yes, has given Guillermo a toolkit chalk-full of musical, sound, tech, and production skills. When the pandemic hit and the music industry was left rattled, Guillermo and his toolkit came to the rescue. 

    • 58 min
    Ep. 5 A Megaphone in the Virtual World

    Ep. 5 A Megaphone in the Virtual World

    Ben Brown-Bentley is the Head of Events at Monstercat, an award-winning electronic music record label. Having existed in a digital landscape of live-streaming and gaming pre-covid, he shares his perspective on digital advancement in art and entertainment and the impact the pandemic has had on the expansion of artistry online.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 4 A Labour of Love

    Ep. 4 A Labour of Love

    Home to Music is a house concert series created and run by husband and wife duo, Mark and Paula Aquilla. They preach to follow your passions and this pair puts that into practice. Host, Renee Coughlin, spoke with Mark and Paula in September 2020.

    • 40 min
    Ep. 3 Keep Questioning

    Ep. 3 Keep Questioning

    Art is a means of questioning and connection for multi-disciplinary creative, Chris Carr. We find existential crisis and the deconstruction of colonial history at the root of his boundless creations.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

js_artpost ,

Music fan

I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. Warm, easy flowing interview style, with interesting guests and practical questions and answers about the music business. Great for musicians and / or fans of music. Loved the intro music and podcast graphics too.

SDunbar*** ,

Loved the innovative ideas

Very interesting topics for both artists and their fans. Was a super enjoyable listen! The host navigates each topic honestly, and with intriguing new insight. I love the unique questions and how the conversation flows as if they are sitting with me in my living room :)

tamhive ,

Relevant, fun.... a great listen

Such a wonderful listen! Nice work. Love the conversations, so relevant to the time we are in now.

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