Friday, 11 November 2016

Welcome to the 'Little Black Book Club' | An introduction: Editor in Chief CA Marshall

Founder and Editor in Chief of Starlight Music Chronicles | Starlight Music Chronicles CA Marshall

by CA Marshall

Welcome to 'The Little Black Book Club'! If you are on this site, this means you are an avid book geek like me! After many requests, we have decided to launch this new section of the Starlight Music Chronicles website to host our interviews/reviews of the most popular reads today by some of the most celebrated and gifted Authors of today. Coming from a background in journalism with a hobby for reading classic literature it made sense for me/us to create this addition to the SMC platform. We look forward to YOU, the avid reader, being a part of this extraordinary new journey! 

Here is a little background bio of me written by my esteemed colleague Michael McKenna of Nor'Easter Magazine (with updates by yours truly) which will give some insight as to how and why it made sense for Starlight Music Chronicles to include the 'Little Black Book Club' on our site: 

Candice Marshall is a Music Journalist from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who began her career by studying Journalism, Photography and Graphic Design at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Currently, she has expanded on this career and is working as a freelance/contributor on many projects for Recording Artists, Actors, Artists, and Organizations Globally such as: Branding, Social Media Campaigns, Biographies, for websites, Articles as well as Photography, Photo Editing and Graphics.

Her most recent published work appears in the third edition of ‘Dynamic’ Magazine – A Fan based Magazine in honor of legendary Guitar man Johnny Marr (The Smiths) following his live performance in Edmonton, Alberta. (link: - see acknowledgements on the back page of the publication for photography and article). 

-History Timeline-

Candice began her career primarily as a Graphic Designer fresh out of University in the early 1990’s and extended on her other educational assets in Journalism and Photography while working for the Local and Regional Newspapers in Northern British Columbia, Canada. It wasn’t until she covered an outdoor music festival in 2007 for the local newspaper and meeting bands like Hedley, Theory of a Deadman, Beverley Mahood, Shane Yellowbird, Rex Goudy, The Headpins, LIGHTS, and The Road Hammers (to name a few) was when she truly discovered her passion for Music Journalism and live concert photography.

Most recently, Candice has incorporated her skill-set in the last four years in the Music, Fashion, and entertainment industry by way of attending notable events such as the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAS) in 2013 and 2014 representing her previous website Candy’s Celebrity Lifestyle where her most recent writing and photography has now been amalgamated into the Starlight Music Chronicles Blog. As the demand for her writing has increased (as well as her networking circle), Candice is happy to have now launched Starlight Music Chronicles as of  May 29th, 2014 as Editor, with Global Music Journalists, Music Photographers, and Music Television Media contributing to the website regularly.

In July of 2015, Starlight Music Chronicles began a Teen Beat page with a teen writer in place. Additionally, Candice has successfully launched an Artist of the Month campaign beginning August 2015 supporting Indie Artists who are being featured on the brand-new Artist of the Month page on the Website. This lead to the Artist of the Year event where she collaborated with ARTISTMAX out of Los Angeles, California. 

In addition, Candice has also contributed to Indie Music Bus ( and Indie Habit ( by way of writing and branding graphics (Indie Habit) for the Social Media, website and Apple app. A sample of her work for Indie Habit can be seen at: . Candice has also written articles for Indie Music Bus, the Flagship Company for Indie Habit.

Some of the articles/content/photography/branding for Music Artists that Candice has written for/supported are included on several forums including Magazine & Newspaper publications, Blogsites, and Webpages are: Hedley, Theory of a Deadman, The Road Hammers, Rex Goudy, The Headpins, Beverley Mahood, Shane Yellowbird, Taylor Swift, Clayton Bellamy, Adam Gregory, Candice Ryan, Rachel Woznow, Tupelo Honey, Bryan Finlay, Palaye Royale,  REND, Luke Potter, Johnny Marr, Gary Numan, Olivia Wik, Bleu McAuley, Paul Woida, Andrew Scott, Brendan Guy, Hayley Richman, Emily Seal, Jason McCoy, Nic Neufeld, Michelle Mollineux, Jasmine Singh, LIGHTS, Hollywood Vampires, Nim Vind, Shay Esposito, Olivia Rose, IAMWARFACE, Jamie Lawson, Ed Sheeran, Reeve Carney, Scott Patterson, Meghan Patrick, Little Crow, Olivia Penalva, Stuart Epps, Mario McNulty, New Mayans, Mark Plati, After The Calm, Lia Cole, Ari Herstand,  and Flash Jam to name a few and it is expanding every day.

Her networking skills through these various Social Media Platforms have created quite a stir in the industry and have drawn the attention of established writers such as Ken Caillat (Author of ‘Making Rumors’, an inside look at the making of the infamous Fleetwood Mac album.).

Candice has written for Bongo Boy TV in April 2015 - October 2015 as Contributor/Writer/ Content Creator for global Recording Artists both Independent and Signed. Most recently, she has contributed to Nor'easter Magazine which became a print publication in 2015. In addition to this, the Starlight Music Chronicles Spotlight and The Chronicles websites have been added to the Indie Habit app for iPhone as another platform for SMC Spotlight Artists to be featured on. Please check out our affiliates section of this website to connect with Indie Habit.

Most recently, Candice has Custom Designed the websites for Los Angeles, CA Producer Brad LaFave for LaFave Productions and Artist Developer Stephanie Rachel. She is currently re-branding a financial company in Edmonton, Alberta. This is just another facet of her experience as a Web Designer/Graphic Artist/Social Media guru/and Photographer.


In addition to all her accomplishments in Music Journalism, Candice actively supports non-profit organization and charities such as: Morgan's Mission, Live4Tay, and Project Cuddle. She has also recently spearheaded a campaign in support of Morgan's Mission for the victims of the devastating fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta where family and friends near and dear to her lost their homes. 100% of the 'Morgan's Mission for #ymmstrong' Campaign proceeds went to help people affected by these fires via donation towards Morgan's Mission.

Candice has also helped organize a flood relief concert in July 2013 for Calgarians who were affected, a fashion show ‘BLITZ’ (in the same year) for Western Canada Fashion Week designer Trisha Pasnak, and has helped support many non-profit organizations such as Morgan’s Mission, Project Cuddle, Live4Tay, and most recently, The SpiderMable Film by way of media supports on the Starlight Music Chronicles platform and magazine.

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