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Tag: Michael Raine

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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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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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Is CanCon Compatible with Streaming?

The music industry wants CanCon regulations applied to on-demand streaming, but that’s a lot easier said than done. This article originally appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Michael Raine If the major music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music want to be
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