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Tag: Canadian music industry

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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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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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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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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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How Music’s Middle Class Disappeared in the Tech Revolution

A shortened version of this interview appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. The full interview can also be listened to on the Dec. 7, 2016 episode of the Canadian Musician Podcast. By Michael Raine In November 2016, Music Canada President Graham Henderson gave a speech
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