CM In Depth

Michael Raine

Total 18 Posts

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,

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading