Maida's parents split up when he was very young. He has a half brother named Adam, who is 18 years younger than he is. Prior to pursuing a musical career, Maida studied criminology at the University of Toronto. He married Winnipeg, Manitoba singer and songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk in December, 1999.
On January 16, 2004 their son, Rowan Michael K. Maida, was born. Their second child, a boy named Lucca Jon, was born on June 3, 2005. Maida has been co-producing music since 1999, when he co-produced Our Lady Peace's albums Happiness... Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch and Spiritual Machines.
He has produced songs for numerous other acts since then, including Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson and the Veronicas. Both Maida and Kreviazuk are strong advocates of the organization War Child. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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