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SOCAN Is Begging You: Please Collect Your Live Performance Royalties

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Canadian Musician. By Michael Raine It seems like a source of great frustration at SOCAN that many songwriters are not bothering to collect their live performance royalties. While most songwriters know SOCAN collects and distributes their performance royalties for
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How Do We Make the Music Industry Fairer for Women? A Conversation with Women in Music Canada’s Samantha Slattery

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Canadian Musician. By Michael Raine These are interesting and potentially transformative times for women’s rights. January’s Women’s March was the largest protest in American history, with sister marches in cities and towns around the globe – including
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Catapult Your Career: Capitalizing on Education Opportunities at Music Conferences & Festivals

**This article originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Canadian Musician By Samantha Everts When it comes to the music industry, one of the best across-the-board crash courses is to attend a music conference or festival with an educational component. These typically include a mix of panels on
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Finger Eleven’s Newfound DIY Attitude

Pictured: (L-R) Finger Eleven members Rick Jackett, Scott Anderson, James Black & Sean Anderson. Photo by Dustin Rabin] They’ve been one of Canadian rock’s most popular bands for over 15 years, but even Finger Eleven had to learn to stretch budgets and take on more tasks themselves This
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Is Pay-To-Play Ever Acceptable: Live music is tough business for artists & venues alike, but should artists be expected to cover costs?

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Michael Raine Back in May, Canadian Musician received an email from Hamilton, ON-based independent singer-songwriter Piper Hayes detailing a recent experience she had with an unnamed venue owner. Recounting their email conversation, Hayes told CM
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