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INSURE YOUR GEAR: Unfortunate Examples of Instrument Damage

This column originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Grant Patten As an insurance brokerage, we’re of course interested in helping our musician customers protect their instruments, thereby avoiding the need for any claims. Let’s take a look at some cases of
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BABY ON BOARD: How do professional musicians with kids make it work?

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Michael Raine If you have a child, or especially more than one, you’ve had this realization: you had no concept of how free, flexible, and relaxed your life actually was. Yes, kids bring an
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REMOTE COLLABORATION: Tips on How to Work (& Move Your Work) Between Studios

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Adam Gallant In this year’s focus on home recording, we’re looking into remote collaboration – the process of working with artists, producers, and engineers on one project from more than one place. It’s
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Give Credit Where It's Due

The article originally appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Michael Raine “I am so pissed off about this,” Garth Richardson says emphatically to kick off our conversation. “Our craft seems to be being put into the back closet.” What’s riling up Richardson – the
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"It's Impossible to Imagine": Behind the Scenes as the Canadian music industry copes with an unprecedented crisis

This article appears in the May/June 2020 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Michael Raine No one saw this coming. Not like this, at least. Just two months is all it took for the music industry to be turned on its head. On Jan. 11th, China reported its first
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