Ontario Independent


Record Producer Jimmy Boss Shares the Secret Code of a Successful Musical Career

The manager of shadow artists SDW Management Jimmy Boss tells us how to be a successful artist in 2020 and it becomes easier and simpler thanks to his new project: Outsiders, a new talent acquisition platform on Instagram.

We asked Jimmy how to become a successful artist in 2020, here’s what he wants us to emphasize on:


After having released all the secrets of your musical creation, Jimmy Boss shares with you in this module the solutions to launch it.

This step is crucial since it will serve as a guide on how to highlight your profile through a biography and an attractive design of your album.

You will learn about the different ways to successfully sell your music, such as using a press officer, music analysis tools like Yacast, not to mention radio and TV.


Here, Jimmy Boss will be happy to share his experience on the net with you. In particular, it will teach you how to optimize your visibility on social networks.

In this section, you will find the best way to create your avatar and make your online advertising campaigns profitable. In addition, it will be an opportunity to learn more about funnels in order to attract more fans and retain them.


After having acquired a certain notoriety, the creation of its own label is essential to continue promoting its music and its brand. This module is precisely designed to help you choose the ideal status for your label.


Every artist has the desire to succeed in his musical career. Of course. Through this training, Jimmy Boss will put all the chances on your side to take up this challenge.

How to diversify your music and reconcile your family life with your artistic career? All the tips will be delivered to you here to help you shine on your journey. In this module, the entrepreneur also recommends that you read 10 important books.


In this part, you will discover the different solutions to enhance the value of your products and to set up a dematerialized sale.

It tells you, among other things, the best way to highlight your identity, your brand.

Finally, remember to take note of all the administrative procedures to be carried out in order to formalize your career.


There, we cross a new level. This module explains the advantages of joining SACEM and the steps to get there. You will study in depth the solutions allowing you to really live from your music, monetization, etc.


The Successful Artist course is the fruit of many years of experience of a booming artist in the musical world.

It is therefore not a simple utopia, but a realistic program that is completely in tune with the times.

Over 200 people have taken this training. It has already proven itself in terms of communication strategy, media coverage, personal branding and to build a solid fan base.


Outsiders.tv will first be an Instagram page with monthly freestyle rap contests. The goal is to allow a general public to vote for their favorite talents and to promote new talents in order to give them visibility and give them access to a springboard to break into the music industry.

The goal is also to give the winners several types of rewards that will allow them to advance faster in their ascent. 


Despite the time it takes to follow it, it will allow you to build your musical future on good foundations.

Just arm yourself with courage and motivation that will quickly bear fruit. Contact Jimmy Boss on Instagram @outsider, @outsiders.tv or on his website www.jimmyboss.com to get yours.

Comedy, classical music Christmas super weekend coming to NACC

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre will host a double-act, super weekend of comedy and classical music on Dec. 12-13. 

Although the Ever Late Show: Christmas Edition! comedy event and the Gryphon Trio Celebrate Beethoven@250 Watch Party events are catered to different audiences, NACC executive director Marie Coderre said she’s trying to cater to as wide an audience as possible leading up to the holiday season.Advertisement

Martin Rehak, right, throws flowers to the crowd with Skye Plowman at a summer performance at the Willideh traditional site. Baby Brian Weadick performs in the background. Rehak and Plowman will be back on Dec. 12 for a Christmas comedy show. 

“We’re trying to target two different crowds and we tried to find programs that could really satisfy local audiences with laughter while also celebrating a big composer,” Coderre said.

Tickets are now on sale for the Ever Late Show: Christmas Edition, to be held on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. The event will feature Martin Rehak and JD and a lineup of comedians. 

Rehak, 36, has been part of NACC’s mentorship program for more than a year and has been among the Yellowknife-based arts performers building a community of comedians in town, said Coderre. 

“I think that during the pandemic, we really need to laugh right now and we really need funny content,” she said. “We are used to having music shows for Christmas and stuff like that, but I think  a parody comedy show around Christmas will be quite different and quite relevant in these unprecedented times.”

Marie Coderre, executive and artistic director of the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC), has organized a weekend of comedy and classical music on Dec. 12-13 to reach a broad audience ahead of the holiday season.
NNSL file photo.

The lineup will also feature comedians Skye Plowman and Emily Blake, a brief appearance by Tom Parker and other surprise acts.

The musical guest is Ryan McCord and there will also be a special appearance by David Thomas Micheal. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are only 50 spots available for the live act in the cultural centre. However, the event will be broadcast via Facebook and Northwestel later that day at 7:30 p.m. 

All sales will be online as the box office is closed and people who attend are asked to take public health precautions. 

Coderre said the show will be a Christmas-based parody and viewers are advised there could be adult content involved. 

NACC hosted a Martin Rehak event in August at the Willideh stage and he said that audiences can expect a similar performance.

“It will be like a late-night talk show format with multimedia and local acts with some silly bits in-between and sketches,” he explained. “The one at Willideh was the first of its kind that we had done and this is the next installment as a Christmas edition.”

Gryphon Trio

The same weekend will also feature a virtual concert by the Gryphon Trio on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.  to mark the 250th birthday of musical composer Beethoven.

One of Canada’s most celebrated classical music trios, the Gryphon Trio comprises pianist Jamie Parker, cellist Roman Borys and violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon. 

Tickets are also on sale for that event. The show will include a pre-recorded performance of Beethoven’s G Major Piano Trio Op. 1, No. 2 and the Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 97, nicknamed the “Archduke.” 

The Gryphon Trio will be holding a virtual concert on Dec. 13. Ticket-holders will be able to participate in a question-and-answer session with the classical Canadian musicians.
photo courtesy of the Gryphon Trio official website

The event will only be seen via screen, exclusively for ticket-holders.

“All the classical music lovers will love that show and we’ll have a chance to talk to the members afterwards,” Coderre said. “I will be on stage with them on the screen and we will have a discussion and the audience will be able to ask questions. “

She said that show will be a reunion of sorts as the Gryphon Trio have toured in the NWT in the past, the last time being December 2016 as part of the Broken Hearts and Madmen Project.

“So yes, it’s good just going to be a reunion with the Gryphon Trio who have been an important asset for the community here and who have done so much for the Northwest Territories,” she said. “I’m sure they will be thrilled to to see a few patrons even though it will be just 50 people.”