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Michael Raine

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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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Rise of the Robots: How AI Is Changing the Music World

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

Artificial intelligence is here, it’s everywhere, and it’s radically changing our daily lives, from internet searches to banking, shopping, commuting, and even the temperature in our homes.

In the music world,

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Redefining Success in a Digital Marketplace: A conversation with Miranda Mulholland

A condensed version of this interview appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

On May 24, 2017, independent musician, label owner, and festival organizer Miranda Mulholland became the first musician ever to deliver a keynote speech to the Economic Club of Canada. Her

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YouTube: Friend or Foe of the Music Industry?

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

Two related themes have dominated music industry discussions and reporting over the last couple of years. From industry conferences at Canadian Music Week and South by Southwest to reports by the BBC and

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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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