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Michael Raine

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician, he is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.

The State of the Industry

This article orginally appeared in Canadian Musician magazine's 40th anniversary issue, published in March 2019.

By Andrew King

Streaming services. Copyright reform. The value gap. Music cities. There’s been no shortage of hot-button topics facing the Canadian music industry these last few years, though that’s basically been the

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Stock Sounds: Getting into the Business of Production Music

This article orginally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

It’s a tough reality that more music is being consumed now than ever before, but it’s no easier to make a living as a musician. That said, because of the ocean

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Get The Call: Advice from Some of Canada’s Best & Busiest Hired Guns

The article orginally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Ken Kelley

When you think of a “rock star,” your thoughts likely lend themselves to someone performing before hordes of adoring fans night after night, living the dream of countless adolescents (and adults) worldwide.

It

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Get FACTOR Funded: Practical advice to keep in mind for your artist profile & project application

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Canadian Musician.

By Michael Raine

There is one source of grants that most Canadian musicians know, or have at least heard of, it’s the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, better known as FACTOR. Receiving its funding from

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Creating For Kids! The Appeal of Making Children's Music

This article orginally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Ryan Granville-Martin

When I arrived at the Hillside Festival outside of Guelph, ON, via the makeshift ferry that takes performers from the mainland to the artist arrival dock, I was met by an enthusiastic volunteer

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