Broadtube Music ChannelDavid Stone

November 24, 2017by Kolade Olamide0

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

David Stone, Canada, January 17, 1992. I grew up between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, Ontario. I was a goalie in minor hockey throughout my childhood, along with camping, snowboarding and generally spending time outdoors. I always loved music and started playing guitar when I was twelve.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I started trying to write songs as soon as I could string a few chords together on my guitar. I played in bands with my friends, school bands and choirs. Pretty much anyone who would take me. I learned tenor sax, guitar and drums all around the same time. As I could access more instruments I picked up bass, piano, harmonica, ukulele and banjo and whatever else I could get my hands on. I always wrote songs and worked hard at learning to sing.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My music is somewhere in the realm of folk. “Hours” was written for my wife and (now) father-in-law for their father-daughter dance at my wife’s and my wedding this past summer.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I’m a songwriter, singer, guitar player and musician. Not always in that order, but always in some combination of those things. I try to write interesting music and honest purposeful songs. Ups for me lately include getting “Hours” on a handful of radio stations, and being it find new audiences everyday online and when I perform it live. I don’t tend think much about the negatives too much. I’m fortunate enough to be pursuing a career in something I genuinely love to do, even when things could go better, at least I’m doing something that makes me happy.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

“Hours” was recorded at Red Room Recordings in Thornbury, Ontario and was produced by Josh Maitland. I recorded guitar first and then vocals after. We experimented a little to get a sound we liked, but all in all it was a pretty quick process for me. I was pretty burned out from a heavy gigging schedule, so my voice wouldn’t have lated through a bunch of vocal takes. Fortunately it all worked out well!

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I released my first EP in 2011, but I played with bands and had music available online for a few years before that. As far as future goals, I just want to keep progressing, keep improving and broadening my audience.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

For me it changes, sometimes I write stories, sometimes I just write poems set to music. Usually I write with a person or event in mind. Sometimes it’s a conversation, or something I’ve heard that gets my brain working on a song, sometimes it’s just something bouncing around my head. Sometimes I just write songs for my wife.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I think people like to relate to music. Everyone relates to different things, but somethings are universal. For a song to become a hit, a lot of things need to come together in a pretty special way that’s hard to explain. Luck helps too I think.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

Thank you!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Figure out what you love and work at it everyday. 

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I’ve released a handful of EP’s, played all over Ontario and parts of Canada, although I’ve been fortunate enough to have radio play and online engagement from around the world. 

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

That I know of, The Peak FM, Beach Booster Radio, Radio Wig-Wam, KRXM Radio, Fresh Air (CBC), and a few others I unfortunately can’t think of the names of. There’s a handful of folks kind of to play my music though and I really do appreciate it! I’d like to say thank you to all of them!

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I start with a guitar part, then lyrics and melody. In the studio I start with the song as I’ve written it, and then start improving and composing the different parts until I have the whole song. It some cases it’s just a matter of recording the guitar and vocal parts, like I did with “Hours”.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

The Tragically Hip (Gord Downie), The Clash, Jadea Kelly, Propagndhi and Protest The Hero. I listen to a ton of different artists and genres, but those five are the most constant right now.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’ll work with pretty much anyone I guess. I’ve worked with a lot of talented people, who, you may not know the names of yet, but hopefully one day!

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.DavidStoneMusic.ca

Facebook.com/DavidStoneMusic 

Twitter.com/DavidStoneMusic 

@davidstonemusic (everywhere).

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

https://davidstonemusic.bandcamp.com/music

or just search me up on Spotify or Apple Music!

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Recently my wedding was a really happy day, for a number of reasons. I’ve written about sad days in my songs, I do. a better job describing the sad days in music than I do in text.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

First, I’d build a tree fort in my yard. With that out of the way, I’d fix up my home studio, and invest in a few new instruments and gear for recording. I’d help out some close friends and family, and spoil our two dogs (more than usual). Mostly I’d keep working though, and keep releasing new music, probably book a tour. Having that kind of financial security would open a few doors for sure. 

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