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On Being A Part Of NVRLND

Since moving to Calgary almost 10 years ago, I have searched to
replicate an arts hub/building that I was part of while in Toronto.
While I find there is an abundance of tremendously unique and
versatile artists in Calgary, I also find many are siloed in their own
spaces, which hinders collaboration, something that is vital to the
growth of our community.

During my 5 month tenure at NVRLND, my creativity and productivity
have increased dramatically.  I have mixed an album project for NVRLND
co-founder Carsten Rubeling, and collaborated on projects with NVRLND
residents Wyatt Bronson and Mat Martel.  Among other projects I have
produced and mixed songs for Toronto based artist Conrad the Third,
and produced a 6 song EP for Edmonton based emerging artist Dempsey
Bolton. Both artists travelled to Calgary to work with us at NVRLND.

Additionally, I am teaching an 8 week comprehensive course on the
modern music business in the NVRLD Boutique running April 10 through
May 29.  Through this masterclass series we will help educate and
empower approximately 15-20 emerging musical artists in our community.

As a musician / music producer, I am always balancing opportunities
for highly creative and collaborate projects with the realities of
meeting my financial responsibilities.  NVRLND is proving to be a
remarkable community, providing an affordable and highly collaborative
space where I am creating some of the best work of my career.

Trey Mills

I'm a passionate and full-time noisemaker, songwriter, musician,
producer and consultant - dedicated to making original music, helping
great Artists find their unique identity, and helping those Artists
realize their dreams.

Trey has Written and Produced records for various artists, heard on
Radio and sold at Retail around the world.  His work has been heard
during the World Cup of Soccer, Degrassi "The Next Generation", Soul
food, Tilt, ABC Television commercials and more.

He has written for, recorded, produced and/or mixed artists such as
Forest Blakk, Melanie Fiona, Canadian Brass, Conrad the Third, Nicole
Holness, KRS-One, X-Quisite, Glenn Lewis, Ish, Jhevon Paris, GQ, Sean
Kelly, Makeshift Innocence,  Trinity Bradshaw and Dempsey Bolton, has
worked for Greg Lake [Emerson lake and Palmer], Tyrese Gibson and has
provided PQ Editing and Pre-Mastering for Sony, Warner, Universal, EMI
and other various labels.

In addition to his work as a songwriter // music producer - Trey has
managed clients such as Forest Blakk [who he signed to Atlantic
Records], Conrad The Third, Grammy Award winner Melanie Fiona, Juno
nominee and MTV host Nicole Holness, Country Artist Trinity Bradshaw
[who he signed to Big Machine Records, Nashville], and additionally
worked as management consultant and label manager for the Grammy
nominated Canadian Brass.

Trey has been a guest speaker for the MMF [Music Managers Forum
Canada], Manitoba Music, Indie Music Week, SOCAN, Breakout West,
Canadian Music Week, and has been a juror for FACTOR and the Alberta
Media Development Fund.

As Partner and President of A&R for Opening Day Entertainment Group
Inc., from 2002 to 2008, Trey was also responsible for securing label
distribution Agreements with Universal Music Canada, Universal Music
USA, JVC Japan, Apple, The Orchard, IDOA and others. Under his
direction, the label reached the USA Billboard's top 10 for several
releases. Additionally, Trey has secured various agreements with Linus
/ Warner, Atlantic, Big Machine Records, Sony Music, Silva Screen &
Silverside Productions.

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