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Michael Raine

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, and Professional Sound magazines. He also co-hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast. www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com

Demystifying Streaming Playlists: How do you get on them & does it matter?

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

It’s commonly accepted that on-demand streaming has changed how people – especially young people – consume music. Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, YouTube Music … They all feature a ton of playlists, but there is

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ACTRA RACS, Artisti & MROC: Which Is the Right Choice for You?

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of Canadian Musician.

By Michael Raine

Back in 1997, a significant change was made to the Copyright Act of Canada that altered the equation for public performance royalties, which are paid when a recorded song is used on TV, radio,

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Music Is Facing a Mental Health Crisis

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

The life of a professional touring musician is a recipe for mental illness.

Money is tight while they work long and weird hours, travel incessantly, are isolated from their friends and family at

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Is CanCon Compatible with Streaming?

The music industry wants CanCon regulations applied to on-demand streaming, but that’s a lot easier said than done.

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

If the major music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music want to be

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