· Patrick Watson | God (if you exist) bless Polaris Music Prize winner Patrick Watson, hopefully English Canada catches on soon.
· Peer-to-Peer Banking | Tired of getting fleeced by traditional banks? Check out these people-to-people banking solutions. Coming soon to Canada (hopefully); zopa and prosper.
· Plan C | This Alt-Latin big-band kicks out sizzling afro-beat, cumbia, ska. Check their new album “Volar” (To Fly).
· Myanmar Monks | Buddhist Monks peacefully leading a revolution in their purple robes. Moving and inspiring..
· Banh-Mi | Vietnamese sandwich par excellence. Ham, pate, julienned veggies, cilantro, chilis on a mini-baguette. All for a buck. Trust mi!
· Aggressive, Honking Drivers | Why do these idiots insist on thinking their cars are their armor? They cut you off, they speed, don’t signal, honk. City’s broke, horn-tax now!
· Militarism in Canada | Military propaganda does not belong here. Cut “operation connection” now. Look at the U.S., they’re the most armed and they’re still paranoid.
· His-Tory | Hey John (or should I say Stephen Colbert in disquise), public funds should not go to religious schools.
· Mys-Tory | How did the feds get a surplus of $14B? Invest in services – health, education, R&D, renewables. Don’t bribe me with my own money, man!
· Private Contractors| No, not the guys who build houses. I’m talking mercenaries. Over 100,000 in Iraq? Whose laws do they obey, if any? Disturbing.
Alex Cuba Nails iTunes Single of the Week 14.01.08
Juno-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba's sugarcane-sweet melody "Amor Infinito" is iTunes Free Single of the Week Jan. 15-21. Its the lead-off track from this Cuban-Canadian artists' critically acclaimed album "Agua del Pozo" (Water From The Well). Alex has also just inked a management deal with Cuto's Andres Mendoza for worldwide representation, read more about this fascinating artist here.
Its AAA at DMD 12.07.07
Awesome Awan, Adrian Strong and Andres Mendoza linked up recently over a coffee-induced strategy session and as a result Cuto has been hired by DMD Promotions to provide digital marketing and business development services. DMD is the country's leading independent music promotion firm encompassing commercial radio promotion, media relations, campus radio and media and now full-service music marketing services to its leading independent music clientele. DMD has worked with Alexisonfire, Sum 41, Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire, The Weakerthans and many others as well as labels like Aquarius, Ultra, Mute and Arts & Crafts. Current projects include Quebec Songstress Pascale Picard, Scandinavian singer-songwriter Jose Gonzales, renowned DJ Tiesto, alt-rock group Afternoon Zero and hip-hop phenom Belly.
All Hail The Gods Of Now!
Sooner or later you will be on your knees. Cuto has been locked in to provide marketing consulting services to Montreal Metal icons The Gods of Now. Preparing a full throttle assault to the senses with their richly layered sound, they are currently finishing their debut album slated for release spring '08 with digital tracks landing soon. Join their facebook group and check the band's site out here.
Tom Fun provides "The Answer". Uh, what was the question?
Watch the anatomically fascinating intro clip to this bent yet beautiful big-band out of the east...Their "Watchmaker" is available on iTunes as of Nov. 27 and watch for webisodes soon at The Company House YouTube channel here.
What’s in a name? Check out Tom Fun. 10.01.07
The Tom Fun Orchestra, a slightly-twisted 9-piece, Cape Breton collective with Cuto client Company House Records has just finished recording their debut CD “You Will Land With A Thud”. The roots-rock gem roduced by Warren Bruleigh (Violent Femmes, The Pixies, Louise Attaque, Lou Reed) and featuring Gord Gano (Violent Femmes). First single “Watchmaker” out this fall, album out Jan. ‘08
inDEF shoots GLS 10.01.07
The inDEF crew shot Great Lake Swimmers at the Phoenix, Sept. 29 in multi-camera HD. It was like time stood still for the 90-minute set of mesmerizing acoustic, indie-rock.
Cuto hits Cannes 09.27.07
Cuto founder hits MIPCOM Oct. 8-12 with inDEF Media’s catalogue of HD Indie-Concert productions in-hand for multi-platform licensing. Bonne Chance!
Cuto on Cape Breton 07.06.07
Cuto has been hired by Company House Records in Sydney. N.S. to develop marketing/label strategies for the forthcoming releases by The Tom Fun Orchestra and Carmen Townsend & Slowcoaster. Distributed by EMI Music Canada, watch for these releases this fall.
Bite-Sized Chunks O’ Content 07.05.07
inDEF Media has pitched 71 web/IPTV concepts to a major portal. Each concept features webi-sodes not longer than 2 minutes apiece. They range in themes for home décor, consumer technology and food & drink to slice of life, money management and “mature” themes.
inDEF shoots The Beach and The Cameras 06.20.07
It was an amazing show at the Phoenix on Friday, June 15th. inDEF in partnership with Spiral Beach and The Hidden Cameras is building high-quality, multi-camera HD productions of their respective shows.
Alex Cuba makes it hot! 06.20.07
Juno Award-winning Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba backed by perc master Chendy Leon killed it at Hugh's Room on Wednesday, June 13th. Ron Sexsmith even popped by for a brilliant duet of "Lo Mismo Que Yo/If Only". All was shot in HD and recorded by inDEF Media. Stay tuned...
Artists shot! By inDEF. 08.06.07
inDEF Media continues its content generation phase by shooting in HD concerts by Wil, Joel Plaskett, Royal Wood and Alex Cuba. Its going to be a summer of this-content.
Cuto founder's Barcelona pics are up. 08.06.07
Check them out here.
Cuto creates a spark for Kindling Music. 31.05.07
Cuto has written and delivered comprehensive marketing plans for the upcoming releases by Brian Byrne and Dearly Beloved. Brian is known for his stint as lead singer of I Mother Earth and for his presence in the hugely popular, 2 million dollar Ontario Tourism TV campaign. Look for his second solo gem late summer. Download the commercial from Ontario Tourism and check out Brian’s site.

Dearly Beloved, brainchild of renowned rocker Rob Higgins and co-fronted by Niva Chow are prepping a second release on Kindling. With a strong touring base and killer live shows, this alt-punk pop crew is ready to take it to the next level. Check their site and myspace out.
Cuto paints the picture for “Portraits”. 31.05.07
Cuto is developing a creative marketing plan for the upcoming Runaway Music release "Portraits" by renowned Bulgarian Canadian electronic and classical composer Todor Kobakov. The project is a collection of tracks steeped in imagery, with tributes to leading cultural icons by a bevy of top collaborators. Kobakov is also known for his band Major Maker.
Cuto principal Andres Mendoza builds HD content partnership “inDEF Media”. 31.05.07
Andres Mendoza has teamed up with Tim Martin of Frameblender to shoot, produce and distribute HD concerts of independent artists to audiences around the globe. Multi-camera shoots are currently being edited and packaged now for delivery on TV, online. mobile and DVD.
Cuto pitches SMS strategy for radio shows. 31.05.07
Cuto has developed with partner aggregators an audience engagement and revenue generating mobile strategy for large audience radio programs. Stay tuned or more news…
Cuto pitches music loyalty program to fashion retail. 31.05.07
Cuto has developed with content partners a consumer loyalty program with music as a pillar for application in the fashion retail sector. Because we’re pitching it now, that’s about all we can say :) E-mail us for more info.
Cuto website done by Think Tank Creative. 31.05.07
Can’t say enough about the creative and design work by the good people at Think Tank Creative. One look at their reel and you’re sold. A member of Cuto’s approved value-adding affiliates.
Cuto founder gets back from Barcelona and has post-trip blues. 31.05.07
I loved this city, it was the ideal combination of architecture, design, culture, mobility and football. Progressive, civic minded and compact, it also was not expensive when compared to other euro cities. Viva la siesta! Photos soon…
Campos connects with Cuto. 31.05.07
Legendary contemporary Chilean bassist, composer and producer Jorge Campos is now being represented by Cuto. The award-winning Campos has recorded over 23 albums with groups like progressive Latin ensemble Congreso. He is in Toronto finishing his sixth solo project and will be touring Mexico this summer. Jorge is in Canada to partake in selected recording sessions, to create music for film and television and to build collaborative projects with Canadian artists. Check his myspace out here, link up with jorge at connect@cuto.com.