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One of the key starting points for any recording artist is writing a great song. Songwriting is a skill that is constantly being developed. This year, we matched the artists into writing teams to co-write 10 songs using the theme of “Road Songs” with producers Alex “Condor” Aligizakis, Jeff Dawson, Winston Hauschild , Howard Redekopp and Garth Richardson. All songs were recorded in 4 pop-up studios built in a day at RockRidge Canyon. This could not have been possible without the Nimbus School of Recording Arts crew:  Studio Assistants-James Goodon, Dwayne Morgan, Chris Young, Stefan Nowarre, Sam Woywitka and Johnny Alvernaz; Studio Managers-Nygel Asselin and Paul Boechler.

Studios were built with help from production sponsors Long & McQuade, Nimbus School of Recording Arts, Apple Computers, Roland Systems and Roland Music Canada.

There were friendly prizes awarded for this year’s songwriting challenge – and our judges named “Together” (track 1) written by BESTiE and Rykka as the top song! Each band will receive one song produced at Fader Mountain Sound by Shawn Cole, including:

Second place, with a prize of $500 donated by SOCAN, went to “Let It Roll” by Rolla Olak and Willhorse (track 10).

CD manufacturing sponsored by Pressing Media.

All Songs Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering.

Road Songs Sponsors

Credits

1. Together – BESTiE & Rykka
℗ 2013 BESTiE, Rykka
© 2013 Robert Cameron, Andrew Janczewski, Tristan Orchard, Christina Rieder, Daniel Ruiz
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Jeff Dawson
Assistant Engineer: Johnny Alvernaz

2. Faded – Amble Greene & Van Damsel
℗ 2013 Amble Greene, Van Damsel
© 2013 Matthew Barron, Richard Bregoliss, Cameron Gray, Matthew Rennehan, Sebastien Ste Marie
Produced By: GGGarth Richardson
Engineered and Mixed By: Nygel Asselin
Assistant Engineer: Chris Young

3. Never Letting Me Go – Luca Fogale & Good For Grapes
℗ 2013 Luca Fogale, Good For Grapes
© 2013 Luca Fogale, Daniel McBurnie
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Alex “Condor” Aligizakis
Assistant Engineer: James Goodon

4. Chasing Shadows – Lydia Hol & Towers and Trees
℗ 2013 Lydia Hol, Towers and Trees
© 2013 Jesse Boland, Adrian Chalifour, Lydia Hol, Benjamin Lubberts, Donovan Rush, Dave Zellinsky
Produced and Engineered By: Winston Hauschild
Mixed By: Alex “Condor” Aligizakis
Assistant Engineer: Dwayne “Dexter” Morgan

5. End of the Road – The Lion The Bear The Fox & Dougal Bain McLean
℗ 2013 The Lion The Bear The Fox, Dougal Bain McLean
© 2013 Christopher Arruda, Dougal Bain McLean, Ryan McMahon, Cory Woodward
Produced and Mixed By: Winston Hauschild
Engineered By: Paul Boechler
Assistant Engineer: Dwayne “Dexter” MorganHalf Column

6. Soft Shoulder – Hannah Epperson & Oh No! Yoko
℗ 2013 Hannah Epperson, Oh No! Yoko
© 2013 Raphael Bédard de Vilca, Hannah Epperson, Liam Hamilton, Everett Morris, Drew Riekman
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Howard Redekopp
Assistant Engineer: Stefan Nowarre

7. Soul In This Road – Greg Drummond & Fallbrigade
℗ 2013 Greg Drummond, Fallbrigade
© 2013 Greg Drummond, Caleb Scott, Esther Scott
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Howard Redekopp
Assistant Engineer: Stefan Nowarre

8. One More Mile to Go – Coldwater Road & Melissa Endean
℗ 2013 Coldwater Road, Melissa Endean
© 2013 Missy Cross, Melissa Endean, Patrick Spencer, Steven Beddall, Alex Hauka, Dasha Postnikoff, Ben Reichart, Zoe Robertson
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Alex “Condor” Aligizakis
Assistant Engineer: James Goodon

9. I Left My Baby For Rock n Roll – Bodhi Jones & Lions In The Street
℗ 2013 Bodhi Jones, Lions In The Street
© 2013 Bodhi Jones, Chris Kinnon
Produced, Engineered and Mixed By: Jeff Dawson
Assistant Engineer: Johnny Alvernaz

10. Let It Roll – Rolla Olak & Willhorse
℗ 2013 Rolla Olak, Willhorse
© 2013 Jeremy Borschneck, Todd Menzies, Rolla Olak, Nicolas Petrovich, Branden Winterholt
Produced By: GGGarth Richardson
Engineered and Mixed By: Nygel Asselin
Assistant Engineer: Chris Young

Artwork and layout by Brandon William Fletcher.
Photography by Christopher Guy.