Mike Raine

Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Musician

Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Musician and Professional Sound magazines, as well as the host of the weekly Canadian Musician Podcast. Canadian Musician has been informing and serving Canada’s musicians and music industry professionals since 1979.

Mike is speaking at

April 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


  • Tim Westergren (Speaker) Co-Founder, Sessions
  • Mike Raine (Speaker) Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Musician
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
Sponsored By:
Canadian Musician


One of the most pioneering executives for digital music discovery, Tim Westergren has been a champion for independent musicians since he co-founded Pandora more than 20 years ago and spent years as its CEO. His latest venture, Sessions, is a live-streaming platform that launched a year ago this month that has helped emerging musicians participate in the digital touring economy during the COVID-19 crisis. In this exclusive keynote, Tim will share lessons learned from a year’s worth of quarantine concerts, plans for Sessions’ recently announced $75 million marketing fund for independent artists and what live events might look like after lockdown.

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