Arrière-Scène invites you to meet those who work behind the scenes: movie score composers, tour managers, show schedulers, record sellers, producers, bar musicians.
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Vidéo - Musicians in the Shadows
We are talking about replacements, those musicians that have the talent and the experience to replace no matter what musician. These amazing musicians have been on a few hundred albums, but choose not to be the stars of the show.
Vidéo - The Record Company
Record companies have always been a reference point for the industry, but what do record companies in 2015 do, exactly?
Vidéo - In Search of an Audience, Abroad
It`s no simple feat to leave your country behind in search of a new audience for your art. The reality of artists is a reflection of their fans. And some music genres and aesthetics might go over better in other parts of the world.
Vidéo - The Producer
It`s hard to picture the road between an artist`s mock-up and the finished product. The producer`s work is a crucial step. An approximate approach could ruin the work of even the best artist.
Vidéo - Media Evolution
With the advent of mp3s and online stores, music is becoming a digital good. With lower sound quality, track by track purchasing pulls away from albums as a body of work. Is music losing its value?
Vidéo - Music Festivals
They`re a perfect place to discover artists, musicians or musical styles. How does one perform well in a festival? Let`s dive into the world of local and international festivals.
Vidéo - Royalties
Meet the people who work behind the scenes: film score composers, tour managers, programmers, record shop owners, producers, house band musicians.
Vidéo - Music Selling Out
Many artists accept or choose to sell their music for commercial or marketing purposes, often getting accused of selling out. But musicians get huge sums of money so their music can help sell more cars...
Vidéo - Competitions: a Launching Pad
From pop to classical music: competitions create opportunities to meet new people and to shine. What drives those who take part in competitions?
Vidéo - Critics 2.0
Critics can make or break careers. How far does their influence go? What do musicians think about these journalists and their subjective views?
Vidéo - Music Training
Music competitions are multiplying all over the country and provide a unique opportunity for exposure. But it takes more than just wanting to become famous - artists have to stand out for their talent and skill.
Vidéo - Musical programming
Wherever there`s music playing, there`s someone who made a selection of songs. Musical programming is an art. Programmers play an important role in the evolution of music trends and sales. Their daring inventiveness drives the evolution of music as a w...
Vidéo - From Inspiration to Launch
An analysis of the entire process that goes into making an album. From the initial musical idea to writing, arranging and recording, and then from mixing to launching, the amount of work and time it takes to put out a new artistic product is impressive .
Vidéo - From Underground to Mainstream
If a music career could be neatly divided into parts, there would be four major steps: amateurs play music for fun and realize they`re talented. They do what it takes to get better, get some fans and become
Vidéo - Marketing an Artist
With the amount of music and musicians we`re exposed to, how does a rising star stand out? Sure, music plays a role, but how does one make headlines?
Vidéo - Musician`s Life: Money
How much money does a musician make, in average? How do tours fare against records in terms of revenue? How much of it goes to the artist? Is it different for different kinds of music? How many people in Canada live exclusively from music?
Vidéo - The Tour
Even if the show is the result of the album, the tour is the opportunity to give the show life. We often think musicians on tour lead a dream life, but the reality is different.
Vidéo - Exporting Music
The local music scene doesn`t lack talent, but being known out of borders isn`t a simple thing. Many try their luck, hoping to find career opportunities out in the world. Only a handful succeed, the majority enjoying limited success. Many decide litera...