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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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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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Streaming Money is Flowing… But Where To?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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The article originally appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of Canadian Musician magazine

By Michael Raine

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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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Does CanCon Still Make Sense?

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

 

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By Michael Raine

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2016 issue of Canadian Musician

Canadian content regulations worked. It’s just an accepted fact, even by many of its critics. CanCon succeeded in creating a music industry and infrastructure where none existed on Jan. 18, 1971, the day Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s government made it law to play Canadian music on the radio. To the extent that Canada now regularly produces nationally and internationally successful artists who are signed to Canadian record labels, record in Canadian studios, and work with Canadian managers, agents, promotors, publicists, and others while selling out Canadian venues and festivals, there is common consensus that CanCon has succeeded well beyond most expectations. But 45 years later, we have a Trudeau as prime minister and, with the exception of a few tweaks, the same CanCon system. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the cliché goes.

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