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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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Are You Stage-Ready? Rehearsal Tips, Tricks & Truths from Artists & Touring Pros

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Kevin Young

Practice and rehearsal are about becoming more adept and flexible regardless of what your gig entails, but there are differences between the two.

Practice is often defined as individual preparation, but it can

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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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