Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Factor Awards

The first Factor Demo Award deadline of 2009 is coming up on April 17. Throughout the years I've helped a bunch of artists get these grants to record at my studio. It's always great to be able to help people get some money to record without them having to dig out of their own pocket (or dig out as much). The grant is for up to 2 grand and does not have to be paid back.

Here's more info from the factor website:

Program Information

This program assists new artists, professional songwriters (songwriters that are members of a performing rights organization) and publishers with the production of their songs on a high quality demo recording, as well as basic press kit expenses, to enhance their career.

* Option A: Juried Approval Process
* Option B: Non-Juried Approval Process

FACTOR may provide a contribution of up to a maximum of $2,000 which represents 75% of the total eligible recording budget.

Funding for this program is provided by Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canadian Collective Initiatives Component.

For more info on how Ashton can help you fill out the application go to www.MorphProductions.com and click on the "contact" tab.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bass/Guitar stuff

Just got my main bass setup at Ring Music. John did a great job as usual, bass is sounding nice!

I'm going to be getting John to put a "lil 59" Humbucker pickup into my strat as well. Just waiting for the pick up to come in. I grew up playing a Les Paul and I've never quite gotten use to the sound of the strat, especially with distortion. I've used strats with a humbucker pick up before and I really liked it. It's a really guitar so hopefully I'll use it more with the new pickup.