WORKING REMOTELY: A guide for clear and successful online music collaboration

My name is Joel Schwartz. I’m a session guitarist and producer living in Toronto. I’ve worked with singer/songwriters and composers for many years, and for the last several years, more and more of that work has been conducted remotely. In this article, I’m going to outline my workflow, share some experience, and offer some tips […]

Remote Collaboration Seminar for SCGC

Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Joel Schwartz will share his process of working remotely, explaining how he records fretted instruments (guitars, mandolin, resonators, banjo) for film/tv composers and other artists. Format will be seminar with Q&A. This workshop is only open to members of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada. Details here

Streaming Concerts in Toronto

Hey friends, this is an unprecedented time for us all. Our gigs and concerts have been cancelled and we don’t know what the future holds. I have decided to open up my studio for streaming concerts. Streaming concerts are a great way to continue momentum in your career during this uncertain period. The problem with […]

Anne with an E (Season 3)

Season 3 of Anne with an E is out on CBC and soon to be on Netflix.  I played guitars, mandolins, resonators, and banjos on this season as well as seasons 1 and 2.  Composers Ari Posner and Amin Bhatia have done a wonderful job with the score and it’s a thrill to be a […]

Aviva – La Serena Album Release

Excited to announce the release of Aviva Chernick’s recording La Serena.  We spent many months working to write, arrange and produce this recording.  “This collection is primarily of tunes from the Jews of Spain and the Balkans, traditional and original melodies with rich poetry in Judeo‑Spanish (also known as Ladino). This album expands on the […]

Dione Taylor – Album

After a stint playing in Dione Taylor’s live outfit “The Backsliderz”, Dione and I began writing together. I wanted to capture some of the huge, infectious, and raw energy of that was happening live, with some ethereal sounds and more intimate compositions that I was drawn to. Backliderz (2015) We wrote two songs together initially […]

Lindsay Foote – EP

Lindsay Foote is an incredibly talented, young singer and songwriter.  She’s an active member of the Toronto and Boston folk/roots scenes, and I had the fortune of producing her upcoming EP.   The full recording will be released early 2020, here’s the first single NYC. I knew the first time that I met him that I […]

Andrea Koziol – Bill Brennan Album release + video

I’ve been lucky enough to play with Andrea Koziol for many years. I’m really excited to have played on her and Bill Brennan’s latest release “I’ll Be Seeing You”. We recorded and filmed it all live in studio. Here’s our cover of 50 Ways to Leave a Lover WholeNote gave us a nice review. Check […]