Links to Related Websites

Here at Derek Mason Music Productions, we continue to honor a wish of Vancouver music producer Derek Mason, who was dedicated to helping emerging artists and working creatively with other musicians and producers. Accordingly, we provide links to a variety of musicians’ online resources in Canada and USA, and to the websites and published music of some of the musicians Derek produced:

Thomas Beckman – “The Viola voice of Vancouver” maintains his official website at thomastheviolist.com. He engaged Derek Mason as his music producer for the soundtrack of the award-winning environmental trek film, “Colours of Edziza”. Sadly, Derek could not continue beyond three tracks of music for the film, due to his advanced illness and then his passing in February 2015. Read some excellent information on Thomas Beckman’s blog posts regarding the inroads made by this excellent film. The music was a great part of the film’s success. Thomas reflects on the importance of this music in his post re the CBC Breakthrough and Soundtrack Release.

Colours of Edziza – The film’s highly dramatic soundtrack; the main page is here; it’s an excellent website about a wonderful film

Willy Blizzard – A very enjoyable website of a very fine Canadian folk band

Kelly McQuillan – Singer-Songwriter Kelly McQuillan’s official website. Derek produced her debut EP “Walking Tall”, which you can download there, or from her distributor site.

Apollo Votary Band – The website of Jay Davis, songwriter and leader of the Apollo Votary Band

Lola Acala on Reverbnation – Lola Acala’s soul music is available from iTunes links found here. Or, just go to the iTunes page for Lola Acala.

Nina Winkler on iTunes – Nina Winkler’s produced debut album is available on iTunes. It’s a very artistic work, lyrically and musically.

Barry Ross – A poetic songwriter with impressive guitar skills, Barry first engaged Derek as a music producer in 2011. From 2012 to 2013, during their co-production of Barry’s debut CD, Mason and Ross also did some live duo work in cafés and event gigs around Vancouver and Seattle. In late 2013, Barry moved to LA where he currently lives and works.

Communities and Associations

Music BC – Pacific Music Industry Association

Canada Council – Fostering the development of the arts in Canada

SOCAN – Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada – an absolute essential society for any serious Canadian songwriter

FACTOR – Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records

CIPO – Canadian Intellectual Property Office

CARAS – Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science

CMRRA – Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency

SAC – Songwriters Association of Canada

VMA – Vancouver Musicians’ Association – Local 145

CAAMA – Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music & the Arts

WGC – Writers Guild of Canada

UBCP – Union of BC Performers

Musician Resources – Equipment, Supplies and Education

Long & McQuade – “Canada’s Music Store” Retail | Rentals | Lessons | Community

Tom Lee Music – Vancouver-based retailer for musicians: “Canada’s Musical Instrument Megastore”

Audio World – Daily news about the myriad aspects of the Audio world

Billboard.com – Music Festivals – Current music industry news, especially about music festivals

Billboard.com – Additional Genres – a useful section of this website often ignored

CBC Music – Home Page of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

CD Baby – Online record store selling independent releases

CMW – Canadian Music Week

Digital Media Alliance – One stop shop for CD/DVD/Vinyl replication in Vancouver

The Georgia Straight – Vancouver’s best news and entertainment weekly

Hits Daily Double – Music Industry news and innuendo

Maple Music – Promoting Canadian music, bands & artists

Film and TV

BC Film – Programs and services to help the growth of BC films.

CFTPA – Canadian Film and Television Production Association.

Telefilm Canada – Federal cultural investor in film, television and music.

VFS – Vancouver Film School.

Health and Wellness Alerts – EC Awareness

Esophageal Cancer Awareness – This is our Public Service page. We compiled it because of the death of our beloved music producer, Derek Mason

More EC Awareness Resources – Another internal page we added, due to the increasing incidence of esophageal cancer in Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain

These two pages each contain part of the story regarding Derek’s loss of life because of this aggressive cancer. The page articles contain a number of outbound links to additional vital information.