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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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Finger Eleven’s Newfound DIY Attitude

Monday, November 21st, 2016
(L-R) Finger Eleven members Rick Jackett, Scott Anderson, James Black & Sean Anderson [Photo by Photo: Dustin Rabin]

(L-R) Finger Eleven members Rick Jackett, Scott Anderson, James Black & Sean Anderson
[Photo by Photo: Dustin Rabin]

Finger Eleven’s Newfound DIY Attitude

They’ve been one of Canadian rock’s most popular bands for over 15 years, but even Finger Eleven had to learn to stretch budgets and take on more tasks themselves

By Michael Raine

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of Canadian Musician

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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?

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

 

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This article originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Canadian Musician magazine

By Michael Raine

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