Tired of ASCAP? Looking to move away from BMI? This article provides a breakdown of what to keep in mind when making the major leap to switch from one performing rights organization to another, and what can go wrong in the process.
In this piece Chris Castle defends the Harry Fox Agency which has, of late, been heavily maligned as debates over the Music Modernization Act Continue to rage on. Here he looks at the facts and explores alternative solutions to simply ganging up on the HFA.
Sony collected a $768 million windfall from the sale of less than half of its 5.7% stake in Spotify (SPOT), according to Q2 results published Tuesday. The sale helped boost what was already a solid quarter for the company.
In this article, the good people at 6/8 Music highlight Music Minds Matter, a UK based initiative which works to provide musicians with comprehensive mental health support, including advice, signposting, and professional therapeutic services.
SoundExchange distributed $208.7 million in sound recording performance royalties in Q2 2018. That's up both 17.5% over the same quarter last year and the $189.9 million paid out in the Q1 of this year. The PRO has paid out a total of $398.6 million so far in 2018.
As a musician, a video agency can do wonders for your career, whether it's a music video or live show, having well produced footage of your band out there can do wonders for boosting your public profile. Provided, that this, that you choose the right agency.
Contributing to your local scene is important to building your fanbase and growing your success, however as with so many aspects of the music industry, it's easy to misstep and mess up the close-knit relationships of a local scene.
Royalty Exchange democratized music investments with its online royalty marketplace. Now the startup has launched private syndicates, a new kind of music royalty financing plan with Cage The Elephant and Q Prime as the first clients.
While any artist is aware that playing shows or selling albums can bring in cash, there are a multitude of other potential revenue streams that are a little less clear cut. Here we breakdown the difference between mechanical and performance royalties, and how artists can use both to their benefits.
YouTube seems to be working harder to give credit to those artists and publishers featured in their videos by not only providing details related to the featured content, but also links to its official source, all made possible by YouTube's metadata rich Content ID system.
Whether a beer company or a band, savvy marketing rules apply. Here we look at how a targeted marketing strategy employed by the craft beer company Sierra Nevada helped them to dramatically boost event ticket sales.
Two major songwriter organizations are crying foul after the Harry Fox Agency and SESAC proposed changes to the Music Modernization Act that the trade groups believe could scuttle or at least severely weaken the sweeping legislation.
While every artist and promotor wants sold out shows, pouring endless amounts of money into every aspect of marketing isn't usually an option for the typical musician. This piece looks at how to budget your money effectively in order get the greatest return on every marketing dollar spent.
While an error in either recording or performance is bane of many musicians' existence, such errors aren't necessarily the worst thing that can happen. In fact, some mistakes can ultimately play out in an artist's favor in some surprising ways.
DIY distributor TuneCore has added a new opportunity - Facebook and Instagram monetization. Facebook recently cut licensing deals with all three majors, Merlin and others for music on all its platforms, but this is the first time we've heard of funds trickling down to DIY artists.
As a musician, getting the world to pay attention to your music can be one of the most frustrating and heartbreaking tasks you will face. This piece explores why it is that the world doesn't yet care about your music, and what you can do to (eventually) turn things around.
As with so many industries, advancements in tech are quickly changing and reshaping the music business in several significant ways, with new jobs emerging all the time. Here we look at ten different music business jobs of the future.
in the streaming era the fact that you can't click on a song and see who played on it, who wrote it, who engineered it, who produced it, etc and then click on their name and see all their work is just D-U-M-B.— Maggie Vail (@magicbeans) July 16, 2018
Don't Wait For U.S. Music Modernization Act: What All Artists Performing In Canada Can Do Now To Get Paid More
With the future of the Music Modernization Act looking uncertain, and things generally not looking great for artists in the performance rights in general, Shawn Wilson offers some advice on what those artists performing in Canada can do to pull down a little more money.
For artists and bands, the single page overview of your band/music that is your one-sheet can be your ticket to selling your performance. Here we look at some of the must-haves to be included in such a document.
While traditional advertising remains an essential part of promoting a tour or show, industry influencer are much more trusted by consumers, and therefore can be a powerful promotional tool. in this piece Georgina Rutherford explains the power of the mico-influencer.
As old as recorded music itself, disputes over ownership have permeated the music industry for decades. Luckily the advancement of technology has made it a little easier to keep performance rights in check. In this article we explore exactly what performance rights disputes are, and where they come from.
As a writer of music, you may be curious where the money comes from when your composition is consumed, whether via streaming, live performance, or any other medium. Here Chris Robley breaks down exactly who owns what, and where the money goes.
In this case study, the team at Burstimo worked to raise the profile of the band Victors to the next level, by hitting hard on YouTube, Spotify, industry influencers, and social media as whole. Here we explore the story of their success.
The value of a formal education is often hotly debated in the music industry, with many artists and producing having found success through self-teaching alone. However, there are several perks to formal music education, which we explore here.
Indie musician Cheryl B. Engelhardt recounts how she successfully raised $40,000 with a record funding campaign, and why its important to change the "starving musician" mentality when it comes to your email list.
As the Department of Justice begins its termination of 19 decades-old 'legacy' antitrust judgements, Chris Castle writes about questions being raised as to what the future holds for ASCAP and BMI, as the Music Modernization Act continues to move forward.
Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (LON:SONG) has acquired a 75% stake in the song catalog of Terius Youngdell Nash aka The-Dream. The fund, which listed on London’s main exchange today, will pay $23.75 million USD.
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Music marketers Crowd Surf has added Sarah Gaupel and Emily Bowman as Marketing Account Managers in the LA office. Gaupel worked as a Digital Marketing Specialist at Fearless Record and Bowman joins from Bkstg where she was a Community Manager.