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Michael Raine

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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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How Streaming Changed Everything

This article orginally appeared in Canadian Musician's 40th Anniversary issue in March 2019.

By Michael Raine

Five years ago, in Canadian Musician’s 35th anniversary issue, contributor Andrew Seale wrote an insightful article examining the evolution of music promotion and distribution in the digital age. While it wasn’t all

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Stock Sounds: Getting into the Business of Production Music

This article orginally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

It’s a tough reality that more music is being consumed now than ever before, but it’s no easier to make a living as a musician. That said, because of the ocean

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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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