Raine Maida is the founding member and lead singer of the multi-platinum rock band, Our Lady Peace, and considered one of the best songwriters in music today. An artist who combines his love of music, creativity, and technology, Maida speaks with passion on how others can access their creative side, and how technology and social media can be redefined by users as a more positive place for interaction.
In addition to his success as a front man, Maida has written and produced songs for some of the biggest names in show business, including collaborating on three songs with American Idol winner David Cook on his self-titled album. Maida also shares songwriting credits with his wife, Juno Award-winning artist Chantal Kreviazuk. The talented duo also contributed to three songs for American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson: Where is Your Heart?, the international hit Walk Away, and One Minute. Most recently, they co-wrote the song Permanent, for Cook. Other artists they have worked with include Martha Wainwright, Carrie Underwood, The Veronicas, Pink, Cheyenne Kimball, Katie Melua, and Ron Sexsmith.
Maida also boasts a solo album, The Hunters Lullaby, and has written with and developed numerous bands, including Men Women and Children, Die Mannequin, Green River Ordinance, Electric Touch, Sleepway, and Billy the Kid.
Maida is also well-known for his work with War Child and his passion for other humanitarian causes. With Kreviazuk, he was the recipient of the Tiffany Mark Award, the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award and, in 2016, again with Kreviazuk, he received Canada’s highest honour, the Order Of Canada.
Currently, Maida is also involved with developing a number of digital platforms, including his app “RecMob” which will act as an egalitarian online community for counter culture creators and storytellers.