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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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Is Pay-To-Play Ever Acceptable: Live music is tough business for artists & venues alike, but should artists be expected to cover costs?

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. By Michael Raine Back in May, Canadian Musician received an email from Hamilton, ON-based independent singer-songwriter Piper Hayes detailing a recent experience she had with an unnamed venue owner. Recounting their email conversation, Hayes told CM
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