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Conversations with award winning artists, independent musicians, and industry professionals. The Release Day Series Podcast dives into the stories, strategies, creativity and effort that goes into making release day a reality. Season 2 Theme music composed by: Graham Bieri Season 1 Theme music composed by: Evan Denley

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Conversations with award winning artists, independent musicians, and industry professionals. The Release Day Series Podcast dives into the stories, strategies, creativity and effort that goes into making release day a reality. Season 2 Theme music composed by: Graham Bieri Season 1 Theme music composed by: Evan Denley

    Stephen Hero: Creating Raw, Real, Regional Hip-Hop

    Stephen Hero: Creating Raw, Real, Regional Hip-Hop

    Matthew Elliott - better known in the Hip-Hop community as Stephen Hero, is from Saint John New Brunswick. In episode 45, we talk about his Gold Collection EP that he released on May 13, 2022.
    The EP forms a loose meditation on the self-destructiveness of wage aspirations; the way the poor hold up the rich in the hopes that they might one day join them, therefore maintaining the status quo and enforcing the division. 
    Having a Hip-Hop artist hasn’t been a common occurrence on the podcast so I’m excited to dive into the production of the tracks and dig around inside the mind of Stephen Hero for a better understanding of what this project is all about.
    Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/EcI6MO77Vjw

    https://stephenhero.bandcamp.com/
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    • 31 min
    The Bros. Landreth: Trauma, Trust, & Truth - The Making of Come Morning

    The Bros. Landreth: Trauma, Trust, & Truth - The Making of Come Morning

    Episode 44 welcomes Joey and Dave Landreth of the JUNO award-winning duo The Bros. Landreth, to talk about their 3rd album, "Come Morning" (May 13th, 2022).

    We dive into the record, taking a look at what went into writing and producing their most vulnerable record to date.

    Topics Covered:
    Writing
    Producing
    Track Sequencing
    Album Artwork Design
    Health and Wellness

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    Listen on YouTube with enhanced visuals:
    https://youtu.be/PKOXv0enels

    • 36 min
    We Should've Been Plumbers: How the Duo Produced their Debut EP From Miles Apart

    We Should've Been Plumbers: How the Duo Produced their Debut EP From Miles Apart

    Trials, tribulations, but ultimately - success. Kim Carson and Jillian Comeau of the Alt-Grunge/Sad Pop duo We Should've Been Plumbers stop by to talk about their debut, self-titled EP, and the efforts that went into remotely producing the record with Kim in Nova Scotia, and Jillian in Vermont.

    We talk about what went right, what went wrong, and why they're ready to do it all over again.

    https://weshouldvebeenplumbers.bandcamp.com/

    • 29 min
    Goodnight Sunrise - A Case Study on their Musical Evolution

    Goodnight Sunrise - A Case Study on their Musical Evolution

    Toronto based rock and roll group Goodnight Sunrise join the podcast to talk about their new single "Belong" released on April 13, 2022.

    We talk about the ongoing battle to feed the social media machine and how they've stayed creative when developing content to promote their new music, how they've evolved visually and sonically as a duo over the 10+ years they've been creating music together, and grammar you should leave out of your band name...

    Topics Covered:
    Branding / Re-Branding & the Importance of a visual identityEvolving as artists / musiciansSocial Media Creativity
    GNSR website: https://www.goodnightsunrise.com/

    Video Version: https://youtu.be/kcgWhHONpJk

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    • 33 min
    Shawna Caspi - How Album Art Can Generate Income

    Shawna Caspi - How Album Art Can Generate Income

    On Episode 41, Alternative Folk artist Shawna Caspi joins us to talk about her 5th album "Hurricane Coming" that was released on August 27, 2021. In addition to the music that’s so beautifully put together - Shawna also created the cover art for the album, as well as 10 original paintings, each inspired by a song on the album. What she did with that artwork and how she collaborated with other artists for her music videos - that’s what really caught my interest...

    We talk about Topics covered:
    Becoming a songwriterCo-WritingGovernment FundingAlbum Artwork designsMusic VideosShawna's Website: https://shawnacaspi.com/
    Shawna's Music videos: https://shawnacaspi.com/video/

    Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/agREXGIsm7U

    • 31 min
    B-SIDE: Sleeping Bees - Behind the Trio's Independently Produced/Released Single "Rest"

    B-SIDE: Sleeping Bees - Behind the Trio's Independently Produced/Released Single "Rest"

    On this  episode of the Release Day Series Podcast: B-Side - I am joined by Toronto-Based folk trio "Sleeping Bees" to talk about their latest single - "Rest" - that was released on March 20th, 2022. The song represents an exciting new direction for the band, as it was entirely independently written, recorded, produced, and mixed by the band members themselves.

    We get into the recording process of the song and why they felt the final product came together as beautifully as it did.

    Sleeping Bees Bandcamp - https://sleepingbeesband.bandcamp.com/

    Video version of the episode - https://youtu.be/XzXQyY6_3Wk

    Release Day Website - https://www.releasedayseries.com/

    • 11 min

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