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Marina Eckersley

Marina Eckersley

Dalla Lana Fellow in Global Journalism, University of Toronto
Marina has spent most of her career in the Canadian music industry working in music publishing, including most recently at Toronto-based Anthem Entertainment. She began her career in the music industry at Trebas Institute studying audio engineering, but a fateful internship at Nightingale Music coincided with Marina trying to navigate her own rights as an artist, and she realized a hidden interest in intellectual property. Marina has also completed the Artist Management program at Canada’s Music Incubator, and consults with independent artists and managers on music rights administration. Her mission is to empower creators to make informed decisions about their music rights.

Music collectors seek out rare albums not available on streaming

Dec 10, 2019 05:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

As of the third quarter of 2019, music streaming giant Spotify had 113 million paid subscribers worldwide but its still missing some famous albums that many listeners feel they cant live without. And in todays digital...

Gen Xers, millennials and even some Gen Zs choose vinyl & drive record sales up

Nov 04, 2019 11:32 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Vinyl sales have been surging in the last few years, as CD sales stay flat and digital downloads decrease. In the United Kingdom, data from 2016 reveals that vinyl LP sales revenue surpassed that of digital downloads. And...

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Economy

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Science

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