Happy to announce, the Secretary General for AFG-NOC (Afghanistan National Olympic Committee) has confirmed they will be using my song ‘Off to Rio’ in their countries promotional packages. Congratulations to all the Olympic athletes from Afghanistan who are heading Off to Rio.

To listen to the full track click Off to Rio – Scott Pettipas.

One of Scott’s original compositions ‘WinterSpell‘, from his award winning album Melodic Twilight, has won 8th place (Honorable Mention) at the Indie International Songwriting Contest, Spring 2014 competition. Listen to the song by clicking on the song title above. To view the full list of winners click HERE.

We are thrilled to announce that Scott’s second album, Melodic Twilight, has won ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’, at the 2013 Canadian Gospel Music Awards. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone for their support!

To view the complete list of winners click here.

Click on the following link to read Scott’s interview with ‘The News’, published on Nov 3, 2013 and titled “Local nominated for gospel music awards”.

http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2013-11-03/article-3464801/Local-nominated-for-gospel-music-awards/1

Thrilled to announce that my latest album ‘Melodic Twilight’ has just received 2 nominations for the 2013 Canadian Gospel Music Awards.

Instrumental Album Of The Year

Instrumental Song Of The Year, for the first track on the album ‘Acquainted by Morning’.

Full list of nominees are available here: http://www.gmacanada.ca/nominees/. Thanks to everyone for their support!

One of Scott’s original compisotions ‘Meandering Through Marseille’, from his debut album, has won 6th place (Honorable Mention) at the Indie International Songwriting Contest, Spring 2012 competition.
Listen to the song by clicking on the song title above. To view the full list of winners click HERE.

We are thrilled to announce that Cora Pettipas (co-owner of Melodic Twilight) has recently had her work published in World Scientific Publishing’s ‘Journal of Enterprising Culture’.

The goal of her case study is to contribute to a pragmatic knowledge of building a Canadian small business for an independent music artist who does not know where to start. It is meant to be an initial guide for musicians planning to consider this form of business development, as opposed to signing with a label, or as a way to increase the likelihood of becoming noticed by a label.

If this sounds like you, please follow the link below to view the .pdf file. Some of the areas addressed are: Product Development, Canadian Music Regulatory Environment, Distribution, and Promotion and Exposure.

CREATING AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC BUSINESS IN CANADA: A CASE STUDY

Journal of Enterprising Culture
Vol. 20, No. 2 (June 2012) 227–243
DOI: 10.1142/S0218495812500100

We have just finalized a Production Agreement with one of Canada’s top Producers to record my next album. Paul Milner of “A” Major Sound Corporation, has worked on 21 certified Gold and Platinum albums, has over 25 years industry experience and has worked with some really impressive names including, Keith Richards, Rush, and Ann Murray to name a few. Needless to say we are very excited about working with Paul on this upcoming album, which will be recorded at CBC Studios in Toronto and Shell Lane Studio in PEI this July. We are currently looking at a fall release date.

A number of weeks ago I received an invitation from the CEO of GMA Canada asking if I would consider performing at the main gala for the 2011 Canadian Gospel Music Awards, which took place on October 28th in Calgary. I’m glad I accepted because as it turned out it was a pretty amazing night. I ended up doing 2 sets in between the award presentations and ‘Featured Artist’ performances. The first was a 15 min set for the door opening reception, and the second a 30 min set during the meal. My wife and I got to meet some great folks, and the shows production was incredible. Very surprised at how LOUD & ROCKIN’ the Gospel Music in Calgary was. I received very flattering compliments from the receiving members of ‘The Daniel Band’, who were awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. And also from the show’s Producer, other artists, the sound crew, and the CEO/ Artist Program Coordinator. Lookin’ forward to next year!

On October 1, 2011 I had the honour of not only being ‘The Best Man’ at a very special wedding in Edmonton, Alberta but also of performing 2 songs at the wedding reception. I had arranged a traditional song from the Philippines called ‘Bayan Ko’ as an instrumental, which was performed during the cake cutting ceremony, as part of a wedding present for the Bride. The second song ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You’ was played for the couple’s first dance. Click the link to check out my version of this song, or you can also visit our webpages ‘VIDEO’ tab. To my best friend and his beautiful bride, once again CONGRATULATIONS!