Copyright and publishing law is complex enough, but once remixed enter into the equation, the amount of gray area can often double. Here Chris Robley details some of the complications that exist, and what steps you should take to make sure a remixer is compensated appropriately.
[UPDATED] Sound Royalties has added a Nashville location. To oversee the expansion of the music industry specialty finance firm, Sound Royalties’ CEO and Founder Alex Heiche is now operating full time out of Nashville.
Music magazines, as with most print publications, are dropping faster than fall leaves in a hurricane, and most of their online successors are left with only minimal resources. Into that landscape comes the launch of FestWorld magazine, the printed sister to online music festival site FestPop.
Following a fruitful year syncing music, Jake Udell expounds on some of his teams favorite elements of the catalog maintenance tool DISCO, a service which has streamlined many of the day to day sync operations.
[UPDATED] A partial list of Grammy winners which was "leaked" via Twitter is a fake, according to The Recording Academy, which oversees the music awards. Main Pop Data published a list of winners in several main categories that it said had leaked on the Grammy web site.
TUE. BRIEF: SoundCloud Revenue +80% • Grammys Deny Leaked Winners • Spotify Pulls Fakes • Songbook • More
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The Grammys have created a new site that traces the connections - both obvious and wonderfully obscure - between the 19,000 artists and individuals that have been nominated for or won a Grammy over the years.
As a contemporary artist marketing your work, it's essential to focus on video across all available platforms. Here we look at three basic tricks for how you can utilize video in effectively promoting your music to fans.
Mysterious artists and tracks are showing up again on Spotify and being hacked into user accounts and playlists, apparently to generate fake streams and undeserved income, according to a new BBC report.
Here Jake Udell explores how one artist is reinventing the traditional album cycle by using a marketing a strategy which goes past building anticipation, instead using the groundwork of fan loyalty to propel the release.
Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) Worldwide has promoted David McGilvray to Senior Vice President, Radio Promotion. Having started his career in the music industry working for Bon Jovi Management and Mercury Records, McGilvray went on to spend 17-years with Island Def Jam.
In this piece, Cherie Hu speculates on four important way in which the music business, or more specifically the music video business, will radically transform in 2019 for both creators and consumers alike.
Kanye West has filed a pair of lawsuits against EMI Music Publishing and Roc-a-Fella Records, UMG Recordings, Def Jam and merchandiser Bravado International Group in an apparent attempt to free himself of all contractual obligations.
The Clio Music Awards today announced its 2019 call for entries. Part of the Clio Awards, the global creative and ad community's premier awards show, Clio Music recognizes work spanning artist promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations and the use of music in advertising.
Last week, Bob Lefsetz brought the plight of the many artists that have not been getting paid on time by PledgeMusic for the last 6 months to a broader audience. Now Fastball, Bob 's posters boys for PledgeMusic transgressions, report that they received a little over half of the money due them.
While the music industry had high hopes that the European Union's passage of Article 13 would knock YouTube down a few pegs, the legislation's possibly insurmountable struggles suggest YouTube might actually come out on top after all.
MON. BRIEF: New Spotify Fake Streams • Kanye Sues Label, Publisher • Orchard Sells Film, TV Unit • SAG Winners • More
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Commentators from inside the music industry this week offered some valuable insights regarding the truth about advances in the music business, why subscriptions matter so much to musicians, and how making free pay is the new digital battleground.
This week, our helpful tips and tricks for those struggling to make it as DIY musicians covered how to make them most of your ideas (even when they kind of suck) what you need to do to make your live show more exciting, some useful and free tools for show promotion, and more!
On MusicThinkTank this week, contributors shared articles on how to prepare for a performance, why the much maligned Spotify is a win for artists and listeners, how to make programmed drums actually work for you, and more!
In this revisitation of a busy seven days in the music industry, we revisit PledgeMusic's payment woes and promise to do better, Jay-Z and Meek Mill's launching of a criminal justice reform alliance, some new titles rolling into the public domain, and more!
Royalty Exchange announced this week that it had paid out over $50 million from 535 royalty transactions in the three years since the company relaunched in 2016. 255 investors participated in the funding.
Some of the most assiduously read articles on Hypebot this week looked at ongoing payment problems at PledgeMusic, Article 13's stumbles in its final moments, an exploration of all your music revenue sources and how to collect them, and more!
[UPDATED] Payment problems at PledgeMusic resurfaced this week, and the pain felt by artists left without funds to complete orders from fans is very real and widespread. But musician (Pil, Killing Joke, Ministry, Pigface), author and college professor Martin Atkins argues that Pledge is worth saving. "I want to ring the bell for this company that exists (not some fantasy company that doesn't) and is dealing with their problems mostly in what seems like a responsible, realistic, humble manner," writes Atkins.
Independent music distributor Symphonic will host its first Music Industry Sessions in Puerto Rico next month. The series is aimed at artists, producers, and singer-songwriters from the indie music community.
Today's Business Of Indie roundup includes a promotion at ADA, Downtown signing Cats, metal on YouTube, Winter Music Fest details, an impressive CD Baby alliance with Mexico's SACM and more news from the independent music world.
Once you've finished creating your music, its time to develop a strategy for how you want to release it. With so many digital distributors out, it picking one can be a difficult choice, something made more complicated by the decision of whether you want to pay an upfront fee, or allow the distributor to share your revenue.