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
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.