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SOCAN Is Begging You: Please Collect Your Live Performance Royalties

Monday, May 8th, 2017

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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 radio, TV/film, and online use, many seem to be ignoring their most likely source of SOCAN royalties: concerts. Maybe they don’t know this revenue stream is available to them, or maybe they don’t think it’s worth the hassle. Either way, money is being left on the table.

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How Do We Make the Music Industry Fairer for Women? A Conversation with Women in Music Canada’s Samantha Slattery

Friday, April 7th, 2017

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This article originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Canadian Musician.

By Michael Raine

These are interesting and potentially transformative times for women’s rights. January’s Women’s March was the largest protest in American history, with sister marches in cities and towns around the globe – including 60,000 people in Toronto – while things like pay discrepancies, misogynistic corporate cultures, and equal opportunity hiring practices are now part of the mainstream conversation.

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Catapult Your Career: Capitalizing on Education Opportunities at Music Conferences & Festivals

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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This article originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Canadian Musician

By Samantha Everts

When it comes to the music industry, one of the best across-the-board crash courses is to attend a music conference or festival with an educational component. These typically include a mix of panels on a variety of topics, workshops, networking events, and live music showcases ranging from one to multiple days.

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DIY Touring pt. 2 – Promoting Your Tour

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

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This article originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Canadian Musician.

By Liam Duncan

Putting together a great tour doesn’t end when the booking is done. Despite the fact that independently booking a tour takes an extraordinary amount of time and planning, it’s really just the very first step. That is, if you want to be successful.

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How Music’s Middle Class Disappeared in the Tech Revolution

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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A shortened version of this interview appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Canadian Musician magazine. The full interview can also be listened to on the Dec. 7, 2016 episode of Canadian Musician Radio.

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