Canadian Musician at SXSW

While I was in Austin this past month I was also invited to write about Canadian musicians and Canadian music industry at SXSW. The magazine I was writing, Canadian Musician, is a bi-monthly Canadian magazine that covers Canadian artists, gear, and music industry for fellow musicians.

It was my first time trying to manage my daily work load, cover the festival on my blog and social media channels, visit with friends, meet business contacts, and contribute articles to a publication with firm deadlines. (I pretty much fail at taking a vacation by the way). Here are the three articles I contributed while I was there, with most sincere thanks to the editors at CM:

CM @ SXSW – Day 1 – East Coast Capitalization

Tim Chaisson

Considering the thousands of bands that come from all over the world to play at SXSW in Austin, TX, the East Coast of Canada is certainly well-represented. With each artist bringing their own distinct sounds and personalities with them to this unique part of the world, Atlantic Canadian musicians are charming the ears of audiences from the packed bars of “Dirty 6th” street to the south shores of trendy Congress Ave. Read more…

CM @ SXSW – Canadian Blast

Canada House SXSW

For artists and music industry professionals hailing from our home and native land, the Canadian Blast quickly becomes another source of Canadian pride during their visit to Austin for SXSW. Read more…

CM @ SXSW – Canadian BBQ Sets Stage For Canadian Delegates


For the past eight years, the Canadian Blast BBQ has provided the opportunity for record labels, management companies, and other international delegates to meet with Canadian labels and bands in a really laid back atmosphere over good food and even better Canadian music. Read more…


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