Release Day Series Podcast

Welcome to the Release Day Series Podcast!

Behind every release there is a story, and with more than 50million tracks now available on Spotify, and growing by close to 40,000 daily, having a release strategy and a plan for your music is absolutely essential in giving an artist the best chance to be seen and heard. “Release Day” sits down with Canadian musicians of all levels, and genres to discuss the efforts that go into making release day a reality.

Theme music composed by Evan Denley



Episode 7: Julian Taylor – The Ridge (Album)

Today we revisit an interview we did in May of 2020 with Julian Taylor for our Release Day video series. If you haven’t heard it by now, Julian’s latest solo record “The Ridge” is one of the greatest folk/Americana records to be released in 2020. We talk about the benefits of releasing this record independently, how release day has changed over the decades, and his thoughts on how the music industry could evolve post-pandemic.

If you have music you would like us to hear, or have a great release day rollout plan you want the world to know about, send an email with your EPK and release plan to: contactreleaseday@gmail.com

Thank you so much for listening, and Welcome to Release Day!

Theme music composed by Evan Denley


Episode 6: Julie Neff – Over It (EP)

On January 27th, 2021, Indie-Pop artist Julie Neff released “Over It”, a 6-song EP she describes as a “project that shines a light on the open heart needed for vulnerability while planting one’s feet firmly on the ground to create the healthy boundaries we need in our lives.” We have a great conversation about music, the design process of branding the project, and how her experiences and exposure to different cultures from living abroad have had an influence on her music promotional strategy.

But we also get into some pretty tough conversations about dealing with toxic co-workers, toxic environments, and the continued existence of sexism in the music industry. Julie’s first hand experience with these encounters are a driving narrative within the songs on her beautifully constructed EP.

If you have music you would like us to hear, or have a great release day rollout plan you want the world to know about, send an email with your EPK and release plan to: contactreleaseday@gmail.com

Thank you so much for listening, and Welcome to Release Day!

Theme music composed by Evan Denley


Episode 5: Terra Spencer – Chasing Rabbits (Album)

On November 13th, 2020, Nova Scotian Artist Terra Spencer released her album “Chasing Rabbits”. This album is as warm and comforting as a fireplace on a winter’s day. Described as “a collection of songs set against the backdrop of the Canadian winter”, there really is no better way to put it.

Terra and I talk about how she began writing this project, acquiring funding through Music Nova Scotia, and the intricacies of co-producing an album through the pandemic in time for it’s winter release.

If you have music you would like us to hear, or have a great release day rollout plan you want the world to know about, send an email with your EPK and release plan to: contactreleaseday@gmail.com

Thank you so much for listening, and Welcome to Release Day!

Theme music composed by Evan Denley


Episode 4: ROOKS – The High Road (Debut Album)

On this week’s episode it was a pleasure to speak with Jay Bowcott of the Calgary based rock and roll band ROOKS about the release of their debut album “The High Road” on November 6th.

These guys took just about every facet of this release into their own hands, from producing the record in their home studio, to creating the music videos, album artwork and setting up their combined live with virtual release show. Jay and Alex dive into the details of how everything came together to help promote their debut album during the pandemic.

If you have music you would like us to hear, or have a great release day rollout plan you want the world to know about, send an email with your EPK and release plan to: contactreleaseday@gmail.com

Thank you so much for listening, and Welcome to Release Day!

Theme music composed by Evan Denley


Episode 3: Justin Fancy – Sure Beats A Good Time (Debut Album)

On episode 3 of the Release Day Series Podcast, Alex Huard speaks with Newfoundland Country artist Justin Fancy about his debut album “Sure Beats a Good Time”.

We talk about how the album was produced remotely, and the increased planning and decision making that went in to hosting a release party under strict government public gathering guidelines during the COVID pandemic.

Listen to Justin’s debut album on his website: justinfancymusic.ca/

If you have music you would like us to hear, or have a great release day rollout plan you want the world to know about, send an email with your EPK and release plan to: contactreleaseday@gmail.com

Thank you so much for listening, and Welcome to Release Day!

Theme music composed by Evan Denley


Episode 2: Stephen Stanley – Live Static Roots (Live Album)

In 2020, Stephen Stanley released his live album “Live Static Roots”, recorded in Germany in 2018. We discuss why it was the right time for it’s release, and how an album of this nature can serve as a rich addition to an artists discography.

If you have music you would like us to hear, or have a great release day rollout plan you want the world to know about, send an email with your EPK and release plan to: contactreleaseday@gmail.com

Thank you so much for listening, and Welcome to Release Day!

Theme music composed by Evan Denley


Episode 1: Meet The Team

In our inaugural episode, series creators Alex Huard and Graham Bieri introduce themselves and how they met through the Toronto music industry, how Release Day came to fruition, and what to expect from the series.

If you have music you would like us to hear, or have a great release day rollout plan you want the world to know about, send an email with your EPK and release plan to: contactreleaseday@gmail.com

Thank you so much for listening, and Welcome to Release Day!

Theme music composed by Evan Denley


Release Day Series Podcast Trailer