Archive for August 2018

Every End Is A New Beginning | Leaving Thomas Entry 3

Well, Project Wild Boot Camp has come to a close and I am exhausted, but content.  The amount of information I have absorbed in the past week is insane.  Bryton and I have learned so much and we are  excited to put our newly acquired knowledge into action as we begin to prepare for our…

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5 Things I Learned At Project Wild Bootcamp | Mariya Stokes

1) Teamwork makes the dream work – surrounding myself with people I trust, and who believe in my vision is everything. During our keynote sessions this week with agent/manager Jim Cressman and manager Melissa McMaster, they both talked about how the most successful business relationships they have are based on mutual respect, a shared vison,…

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Why I started music | Mariya Stokes

I was distracted when I was sitting down to write this blog – which was supposed to be about my favourite memories from this week – at 1am by a noise outside.   When I went to see what all the racket was about, I found about twenty people – a mixed group of artists, sound…

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Bye Bye Goodbye

There is always a “hello” and a “goodbye” when you participate in something like Project Wild. Both are special. The anticipation of the “hello” and the reflection of the “good bye”. This year really challenged me as an artist, specifically with really looking at what I want and what that means? What it would take…

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Goodbye…….For Now

What an incredible experience this has been. We’ve learned so much. We’ve gained tools to help us get to the next level. We’ve made connections throughout the industry. Most importantly we’ve made friends that will last a lifetime. Thank you so much Project Wild, Alberta Music, Wild 95 & The Pattison Group. This has truly…

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I Guess It’s Time To Go

Yesterday was the last full day of bootcamp. We had a listening party of the songs we all cowrote, had a party on a pontoon, wrote little notes for each other to take home and had an awesome jam in the smoking gazebo until the wee hours of the morning. It was a beautiful way…

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I cried a lot today.

I’ve come to the conclusion that this place makes you feel almost every emotion on the spectrum. Today was challenging… but in the best way. We are told “it’s nothing personal” when our art isn’t well received. Whether it’s a troll on the internet, a radio station that won’t play your song, or the fact…

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You Be You Be You Be You Be You

I’d like to believe that after my approximately 14,445 days on this earth I would have a confidence in who I am. I would walk tall and secure in my voice and body. But the reality is, I don’t. There are times that I do of course. Moments when I have a strut and swagger…

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Study, Stage, Studio, Repeat! | Leaving Thomas Entry 2

Bryton here on the morning of day 5 at Project Wild Bootcamp! It has been a busy, but incredible past few days! Not only have we been learning from the informative keynotes each day, we have also been flexing our creative muscles both on and off the stage. The Study The sessions have all been…

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