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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 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.

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", Soulfood, 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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