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6 January 2023Just when guitarist Steve Fall, vocalist/bass player Lucy Di Santo, Dan Cornelius reunited their Canadian post-punk rock band ON, the pandemic hit. But that didn’t stop them. Musicto curator Jane Asylum chats with Steve Fall about the band and making a record during Covid, and zeroes in on a few of the powerful tracks on their explosive self-titled album.
12 July 2022
How does a young singer-songwriter kickstart her career during a pandemic? Jane Asylum asks this question and more during her email chat with new German indie artist, Izy Bandha
16 January 2021
I slip out of bed, stagger in the dark, bounce off the door frame to my office, power-up my laptop, stumble to the kitchen, turn on the coffee machine, quickly turn it off, grab a mug from the cupboard, try again.
As much as I’d love to be the kind of person who wakes up beating my chest and singing PJ Harvey’s “Me Jane” to start the day, all I’ve got to motivate me this morning is, “Ahh, coffee.” Which is more than most mornings, at least.
24 November 2020
“Alternative music is a bit vague,” Adam says.
“Embodies the spirit of alternative?” I ask. This is the first time I’ve been able to meet up with both of my fellow expat friends since the pandemic began.
“Grunge?” Lauren pulls a duck face.
Ghosts of music past aside, genres in almost any media are easy to define, but alternative? Even the Grammy organization has changed the definition a half dozen times since 1991, “as recently as last year,”…
10 November 2020
“4-Track Demos,” my friend Adam — who used to be semi-obsessed with PJ Harvey — says.
“Yep,” Lauren agrees. “4-Track.”
I’m trying to remember the first PJ Harvey album I ever owned and make the mistake of saying it only included three or four tracks, but 4-Track Demos was released in 1993 and this isn’t it…
23 October 2020
Why is music important? A question that’s not always easy to answer, but one we had a right good go of answering all the same. See what our global community of playlist curators have to say about why music truly matters to them!
22 May 2020
With Covid turning the world upside down artists are looking for different strategies to engage their fans as well as keep themselves busy. Here’s the skinny from people who know what they’re talking about with regards to: Live Streaming, Twitch, Discord Servers and more.
22 May 2020
Professional DJ Mel Low D shares 6 things she’s been doing to stay productive during lockdown, with tips that apply to creatives all round
22 May 2020
In this six minute youtube video, producer, DJ and festival runner Remy Sounds shares some of the ways he’s been staying productive during lockdown
21 May 2020
What if I were to tell you about an app that can effectively marry all of your online identities and streamline the way you communicate with your audience – or better yet – how your audience communicates with you?
21 May 2020
In this post, Jared shares ‘five tips for how to start and improve your live stream as a musician. Lately, it’s become very important for musicians to live stream, but how can you make your stream stand out?’
5 March 2020
In this second edition of the musicto artist newsletter, the focus is on identity.
We all know the pain of trying to come up with a name for our project that feels like it fits, only to find it’s been taken by a Metallica tribute act from Birmingham, or – as was the case with our video interview below – launching a project with the wrong name and deciding to pull your album from distribution in order to get it right.