JUNO Master Class and catching up!

To anyone reading this right now, we apologize for neglecting our online blog.

We're much better with keeping up to date on social media (Facebook.com/derrival, @derrival on Instagram/Twitter).

 

YVR Airport

YVR Airport

A month and a bit ago we did this crazy thing called the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. We were 1 of 3 bands selected (Fortunate Ones, Slow Leaves) out of tons of other bands who applied all across Canada. The week was filmed by JunoTV and released as a 5 part mini-documentary (videos below). We can collectively say it was one of the best experiences of our lives so far. 

View from the hotel room

View from the hotel room


Coalition Music

Coalition Music

We spent the majority of our week at a place called Coalition Music, a really old church converted into this amazing artist space where you can spend weeks learning about every aspect of the industry. They condensed that down into one week for us. It was probably some of the most focussed learning we've ever done because everything was customized exactly to what our needs were at the time. 

Twitter Offices

Twitter Offices

Facebook/Instagram Offices

Facebook/Instagram Offices

We spent some time in both the Twitter and Facebook/Instagram offices which was a great experience learning straight from the source of some of the most popular social media platforms in the world.

Derrival with Sam Roberts

Derrival with Sam Roberts

On the Wednesday night, Sam Roberts took us out to a pub in downtown Toronto to talk to him about anything we wanted. Some crazy stories were told.

Etalk

Etalk

We did an interview with Etalk and the Toronto Star.

HMV Underground showcase

HMV Underground showcase

We finished off the week with one of the most nerve-racking industry showcases we've ever done. The guest-list was completely filled with top industry professionals from labels, agencies and all the rest. 

Derrival with Allan Reid at the CARAS offices

Derrival with Allan Reid at the CARAS offices

We want to thank Allan Reid, the JUNO team and everyone else involved in making this week happen. It was one of the most valuable learning experiences we've ever had.

Derrival at the base of the CN Tower

Derrival at the base of the CN Tower

Watch the 5 part documentary on our time in the Juno Master Class here:

Learn more about the program here: http://www.junomasterclass.ca/about-program
 

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