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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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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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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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