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Music, faith, and everything in-between! Join music director and morning man James Kurtis (JOY Radio in Toronto) and award-winning artist/producer Drew Brown as they sit down each week to explore every aspect of life in Christian music. From interviews with today's top artists to fun and in-depth roundtable discussions, Between The Grooves is the ultimate resource for fans and worship leaders alike.

Music, faith, and everything in-between! Join music director and morning man James Kurtis (JOY Radio in Toronto) and award-winning artist/producer Drew Brown as they sit down each week to explore every aspect of life in Christian music. From interviews with today's top artists to fun and in-depth roundtable discussions, Between The Grooves is the ultimate resource for fans and worship leaders alike.
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Canada

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Music, faith, and everything in-between! Join music director and morning man James Kurtis (JOY Radio in Toronto) and award-winning artist/producer Drew Brown as they sit down each week to explore every aspect of life in Christian music. From interviews with today's top artists to fun and in-depth roundtable discussions, Between The Grooves is the ultimate resource for fans and worship leaders alike.

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English

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905-845-2821


Episodes

Workshopping Worship with Joshua Barbour

11/12/2018
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This episode of Between The Grooves features Joshua Barbour of Creekside Church and a great conversation for all creatives out there. Josh made the transition from his band Hearts In Stereo to full-time ministry, utilizing the skills he learned touring across Canada now as a worship director. We dive into the songwriting process, the importance of quantity over quality, and building a dream team for collaboration.

Duration:00:49:30

The Realities of Fame with Citizen Way’s Ben Calhoun

11/5/2018
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Ben Calhoun and the guys in Citizen Way consider themselves “musicianaries,” or musicians with a missionary-like calling. It's a healthy outlook for any up-and-coming worship artist, especially when fame starts getting in the way. This Between The Grooves podcast puts the realities of fame into perspective, offering some great advice on how to give back and pursue music for the right reasons.

Duration:00:40:04

Working Relationships with Brooke Nicholls and Steve Lensink

10/29/2018
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Trust, teamwork, communication, and respect are the keys to effective working relationships, especially when your work is coming home with you. Brooke Nicholls and Steve Lensink join Between The Grooves this week to talk about marriage, music, and how they mix the two. We discuss screen time and being present, their creative process, and how to work effectively by leaning on your partner's strengths.

Duration:00:48:44

Productivity & Time Management with Seth Mosley

10/22/2018
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This week, we get Between The Grooves with Seth Mosley, a producer, songwriter, publisher, and podcaster who loves helping others find clarity in their path towards a music career. A busy guy himself, Seth joins the podcast to talk about the importance of time management and offers some great tools for artists to use to increase their productivity. Connect with Seth Mosley Check out the Made It In Music Podcast and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join our Christian...

Duration:00:29:55

Worship is a Full-Contact Sport with Caitie Hurst

10/15/2018
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Caitie Hurst is a fairly new artist with an unconventional path to her record deal with Centricity Music. But her journey shows the importance of mentorship, embracing God's plan for your life, and why you need to play it out like a full-contact sport. Listen in for this Between The Grooves podcast. Connect with Caitie Hurst Find music and upcoming events at www.caitiehurst.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook, Twitter, and...

Duration:00:30:02

Releasing New Music with Chelsea Amber

10/8/2018
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With her brand new album, Face the Waves, set for release later this month, Chelsea Amber has some fresh perspective on getting music ready for release. In this Between The Grooves podcast, we sit down with this Juno-nominated singer/songwriter to talk about the recent Spotify announcement for direct uploads, social media strategies, and how an artist can know when a song is finished. Connect with Chelsea Amber Find music and upcoming events at www.chelseaamber.com and follow on Twitter and...

Duration:00:28:30

Open Doors and Road Life with Micah Tyler

10/1/2018
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There's nothing quite like hearing road stories from musicians and our guest this week, Micah Tyler, has got some goodies. More importantly, those stories have given him some valuable lessons about the doors God opens for those called to leading worship. He sits down for this Between The Grooves podcast to share what the tour life is really all about. Connect with Micah Tyler Find music and upcoming events at www.micahtyler.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join our...

Duration:00:29:35

The Business of Music with Manafest

9/24/2018
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When it comes to marketing music online and building a fan base as an independent artist, there's no one quite like Christian rapper and rock artist Manafest. Fortunately, he loves to share that knowledge with others. Grab your notebooks, friends, this episode of Between The Grooves is a crash course to the music business. Connect with Manafest Find music and upcoming events at www.manafest.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook,...

Duration:00:30:02

Solo vs. Co-writing with Cody Carnes

9/17/2018
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After years of co-writing with his wife Kari Jobe and releasing his own solo material, Cody Carnes has an amazing perspective for anyone creating more music than they know what to do with. In this Between The Grooves podcast, we chat about the different writing processes, favourite studio gear, and how a family of artists balances and supports each other. Connect with Cody Carnes Find music and upcoming events at www.codycarnes.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join...

Duration:00:29:34

Funny Social Media and Musical Mindset with Crowder

9/10/2018
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Beards and belly laughs is an easy way to describe this week's guest, Crowder. A kindred spirit for our podcast as we dive into some great topics while never taking things too seriously. But that's just Crowder's approach when it comes to social media and his overall mindset to the music industry, all of which we talk about on this episode of Between The Grooves.

Duration:00:28:09

Worship Leadership with Matthew Fox

9/3/2018
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Matthew Fox has been serving as full time pastor and worship leader for over two decades now. That alone makes him an ideal guest for this episode all about leading worship and serving the local church. We discuss the ins and outs of planning out a service, song selection, and the importance of reaching the next generation this week on Between The Grooves.

Duration:00:43:46

Hustle and Grind with Aaron Cole

8/27/2018
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Aaron Cole has been grinding at his Christian Rap Ministry his whole life. That hustle took a kid from Bristol, VA, releasing his own albums at age 7, to signing with TobyMac's Gotee Records and enjoying every minute of the ride. We discuss his perspective on the music industry on this episode of Between The Grooves.

Duration:00:27:43

Artist Strategy with Hollyn

8/20/2018
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From American Idol to one of Christian music's fastest rising artists, Hollyn has been making all the right moves in her young career. This week on Between The Grooves, we chat with Hollyn about her path, musical influences, and the importance of project strategy.

Duration:00:28:56

Overcoming False Expectations in Your Music Career with Jeff Catto

8/13/2018
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Do you have big dreams or false expectations? This Between The Grooves podcast may just help you figure out the difference. We're sitting down with Christian recording artist Jeff Catto (a.k.a. The Lion) to talk about his career and how God is opening up new doors using past mistakes as a guide.

Duration:00:45:57

Being Honest with Your Audience with Jason Gray

8/6/2018
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It's hard to be vulnerable with others, especially when it's being honest about your imperfections. But that was something singer-songwriter Jason Gray had to learn to embrace in order to follow God's path for him.

Duration:00:29:54

Recognition and Resources with Gregory J. Strom

7/30/2018
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This week we're getting Between The Grooves with Gregory J. Strom, President of GMA Canada and Marketing Director of PraiseCharts, to discuss the annual Covenant Awards and resources to help worship artists, teams, and leaders be a part of Canada's incredible music community.

Duration:00:45:07

Talking Hip-Hop and Being Introverted with V. Rose

7/23/2018
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In an industry that clamours for audience attention, many performers identify with the other side of the spectrum. So, why do so many introverts put themselves out there? This week we're talking with hip-hop artist V. Rose about her passion for music and the process of overcoming fears.

Duration:00:37:06

Influence and Giving Back with Remedy Drive’s David Zach

7/16/2018
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This week we're going Between The Grooves with David Zach of the alternative rock band Remedy Drive. David and the band have been a staple in Christian music since forming in the mid-90s and there's a lot to be learned from such a lengthy career.

Duration:00:40:36

Do Great Art and Be Found Faithful with Nicole C. Mullen

7/9/2018
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This week we're getting Between The Grooves with an undeniably talented artist and a true legend in the music industry, Nicole C. Mullen. With over 25 years (and still going strong), she has had the type of career that most of us only aspire to.

Duration:00:35:48

Technology and Worship Resources with Wisdom Moon

7/2/2018
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This week we're getting Between The Grooves with Wisdom Moon, a real pioneer in creating worship leader resources. Wisdom's We Are Worship podcast was an early contributor to the Faith Strong Today ministry (our podcast network) and a big inspiration to what we do here each week talking about music and faith. And when like-minded creatives get together, you're bound to get an amazing conversation about how to build a better worship community. What’s In This Episode? working at Integrity...

Duration:00:40:56