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CCMA Lead Up: Week Four


In three weeks, we will be hopping onto a plane and heading to the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards in Saskatoon, SK. For the next few weeks, we're going to share one of the Canadian country artists we've had the pleasure of working with this year.

Project Wild


Okay, so we're cheating with this one a little bit. But since 2016 was the first year of the newly rebranded Project Wild Artist Development Program, we figured we'd be remiss if we didn't give it a little love.

Project Wild is an incredible opportunity for Alberta country artists. The program works with emerging artists to help them develop their skills in both the music and the business. Participants work with mentors from across the country who are experts in their respective fields, including: artist managers, vocal coaches, and branding experts (among many others).

There's extra buzz around the Alberta community during the Project Wild season. This year during the program, we had the opportunity to record singles with participants (The Dungarees, Jamie Woodfin), and have participants use our rehearsal hall to prepare for the showcases (Midnight Lights, Sykamore). Once the program ended, The Dungarees returned with award-winning producer Paul Worley to record, and in October Ken Stead will be at OCL working with producer Winston Hauschild.

Even our own team members get involved! Last summer we sent our tracking engineer, Josh Gwilliam, to bootcamp with a truck full of backline to drive through the mountains. Josh is one of the faculty producers, and has been involved with the Project for several years. 

Thank you to Project Wild for everything you do to help develop Alberta talent. We can't wait to meet this year's participants!