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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
We did an interview with Etalk and the Toronto Star.
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.
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.
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