Second Stage Creative Arts
Roots \ Alternative \ World Music
SECOND STAGE provides a full range of professional services to support musicians and artists. Along with two digital recording studios (SPIRIT OF THE ISLANDS RECORDING), an independent record label (BLUE ISLAND RECORDS), and publishing and music distribution (MUSICAFROLICUS – SOCAN), we offer professional services that include career development, grant and proposal writing, promotion and publicity, photography, website design and assistance with enhancing artist income from artist rights and royalty streams.
The list of artists with whom we have worked in past decades includes Amelia Curran, Carolina East, Ed Kavanagh, John Cossar, Jill Porter, Archie Fisher, Tommy Sands, James Keelaghan, Eric Bogle, Peter Narvaez, Dave Panting, Kate Wolf, Ariel Rubin, Rozalind MacPhail, Andrew Pike, Glenn Simmons and Bailey Jordan Neil, as well as groups like Mopaya, Trombones to Go, the Orchid Ensemble, New Earth, Flying Mountain, Tanglecove and Atlantic Union.
With forty years of experience in the Canadian and North American music industry and periods of service as founder of two non-profit arts organizations and leadership of two locals of the Canadian Federation of Musicians, we are uniquely knowledgeable about the challenges that artists face. We use the experience and insight gained through all this work to support musicians and artists to help them become more effective as performers and professional artists.
We are always happy to meet with anyone who would like to take their work to the next level, or who needs help with the complex challenges of marketing to a world audience.