300 episodes

Andrew King & Michael Raine, the editors of Canadian Musician Magazine, bring you in-depth conversations & insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.

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For more information contact us at: cmpodcast@nwcworld.com.

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    • 4.8, 13 Ratings

Andrew King & Michael Raine, the editors of Canadian Musician Magazine, bring you in-depth conversations & insider information on timely topics from around the music industry.

Listen and subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocket Casts & more.
For more information contact us at: cmpodcast@nwcworld.com.

    Palaye Royale & The Virtual Electronic Music Conference

    Palaye Royale & The Virtual Electronic Music Conference

    Remington Leith and Sebastian Danzig of much-loved, multi-faceted rock band Palaye Royale join us to talk about their career happenings since stealing the show at CMW 2015, from almost breaking up to selling out venues around the world. We also get into dealing with the pandemic shutdowns that cancelled their biggest tour yet, doing talk show-style livestreams from home, recording at AirBnbs, engaging their massive fanbase, and the making of their new album, The Bastards.

    Before that, Mike chats with Andrew Williams of the Alberta Electronic Music Conference and new Virtual Electronic Music Conference, the latter of which is happening for free online from June 4-7. They discuss the formation and programming of the virtual event for electronic artists and industry professionals, as well as how clubs are dealing with the pandemic, how artists have adapted, and more.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    How Do You Get Paid for Livestreamed Concerts?

    How Do You Get Paid for Livestreamed Concerts?

    For today’s pod, Mike caught up with SOCAN’s former VP of Licensing and current interim-CEO Jennifer Brown to discuss the quickly-evolving world of rights and royalties for livestreamed concerts. Of course, since live music shut down a couple months ago, musicians have been turning to multiple livestreaming platforms to engage with fans, and hopefully also make a little money. But this huge and sudden shift towards livestreamed performances caught the music rights collectives, and the platforms themselves, off guard. With Jenn, Mike discusses how royalties for livestreamed concerts are generated and distributed, which platforms are even licensed to pay royalties for music, and what songwriters need to do to get paid. They also discuss the details of SOCAN’s new Encore! program, which is paying songwriters and publishers additional royalties for live performances on Facebook and Instagram.

    But before that, Andrew caught up with prolific singer-songwriter David Myles, who recently released his 12th studio album called Leave Tonight. David and Andrew chat about weighing the pros and cons of releasing new music during the pandemic, how he and other artists are keeping busy and generating some income in spite of it, and more.

    • 55 min
    Whitney Rose & Canada's Music Incubator's Online Mentorship

    Whitney Rose & Canada's Music Incubator's Online Mentorship

    This week, we welcome acclaimed singer/songwriter Whitney Rose, who has been lauded by Rolling Stone, Paste, and others as one of the top young talents in Americana. She and Mike chat about how the pandemic is affecting her creativity and career, including the sadness of not being able to open for Margo Price at SXSW. We also chat about writing songs while home alone and the making of her new LP, We Still Go to Rodeos, which she made with famed rock producer Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole, The Pixies, Lou Reed).

    Before that, Vel Omazic tells us about Canada's Music Incubator's online mentorship initiative and other ways they're advancing the careers of Canadian artists and industry pros during and following this pandemic.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Are Musicians Being Denied Earned Income from Private Copying?

    Are Musicians Being Denied Earned Income from Private Copying?

    When someone makes a private copy of a song on their phone, computer, or blank CD, the music creator is entitled to payment. The Canadian Private Copying Collective thinks so, and the government thinks so, too. The problem is that the Copyright Act is antiquated and hasn’t kept up with technological advances, so musicians are being denied access to income that is rightfully theirs. CPCC Executive Director Lisa Freeman joins us to explain the situation and how artists and the industry can help to generate change.

    What’s at the root of a great song? What’s behind the making of a record, life on the road, and that mad passion for being the best? TALK! Conversations in All Keys, the new book from Bill King, has answers drawn from interviews with over 70 Canadian musicians, including Jann Arden, Bif Naked, Oscar Peterson, Jim Cuddy, Randy Bachman, Ian Tyson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and more. He joins us to talk about some of those conversations, his experiences digging through his archives to find them, and more.

    Get a PDF version of TALK! at: https://musicbooksplus.com/talk
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    • 47 min
    How the Music Industry Is Coping with an Unprecedented Crisis

    How the Music Industry Is Coping with an Unprecedented Crisis

    This week, we’re sharing the full conversation Mike had with musician and artist advocate Miranda Mulholland as part of his research for a new article on how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting the music business and what lies ahead. Miranda - who, in addition to being an artist advocate that works closely with all levels of government, is also one-half of the duo Harrow Fair – offers a revealing perspective on how artists are being professionally and personally impacted by the loss of live shows, gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of how government has dealt with the crisis, and discusses her own experience of releasing an album in the midst of all this.

    Read Mike's article, "Behind the Scenes as the Canadian Music Industry Copes with an Unprecedented Crisis," at: https://indepth.canadianmusician.com/its-impossible-to-imagine-behind-the-scenes/

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    • 46 min
    One-of-a-Kind Collabs: Shawn Desman & Tebey Are RadioClub

    One-of-a-Kind Collabs: Shawn Desman & Tebey Are RadioClub

    RadioClub is the brainchild of lifelong friends Shawn Desman and Tebey - two music industry vets with a long list of international achievements to their names. We get into what inspired this new collaborative project, why they chose to cover Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" for their first single, the parallels between pop and country compositions, and more.

    Also on the pod is Dre Pao - an artist, TV and podcast host, and social media consultant who also helps young artists develop their own music careers. Mike talks to Dre about how artists can take advantage of prominent social media platform TikTok to engage with fans and boost their profile.

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    • 41 min

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13 Ratings

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