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Michael Raine

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast. www.canadianmusicianpodcast.com.

Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power in the Songs

She's always done it her way & she's more loved than everBy Michael Raine This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. "Oh, fantastic!” Buffy Sainte-Marie exclaims, exuding her characteristic enthusiasm. “I’ve been on the road for 50 years. I took 16 years
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Backxwash & Will Owen Bennett on the Making of 'God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It'

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Michael Raine Since its inception in 2006, the Polaris Music Prize has largely lived up its goal of rewarding the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales
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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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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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