Mass Copyright Infringer TikTok Shouldn’t Be Eligible For Compulsory Mechanical License

Musician and artist advocate David Lowery argues that TikTok’s parent company ByteDance should not be allowed to obtain compulsory mechanical licenses to launch a streaming service because of the level. Continue reading

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Venue Owners Battle BMI Over High Fees

Bar and club owners are becoming increasingly upset at the performing rights organization BMI, which they feel is imposing unfair mandatory fees on venues, the cost of which BMI is liable. Continue reading

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How To Find Co-Writers You Love Writing With

Although it can be incredibly rewarding, co-writing songs is often a tedious, unproductive, and awkward experience, particularly if you don't mesh well with your songwriting partner. This article offers some useful advice on how. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 9.18.2015: SESAC + Harry Fox • Fair Use Fracus • YouTube Growth

This week SESAC finalized its acquisition of the country's leading mechanical rights organization, the Harry Fox Agency. 

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SESAC Acquires The Harry Fox Agency

Streaming is not just causing a seismic shift in recorded music revenue, its disrupting music publishing and performing rights, as well. Mechanical licenses handled by Harry Fox were once a. Continue reading

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U.S. Music Publishing Worth $4.5 Billion Yearly, 50% Lost To Outdated Regulations says NMPA

U.S. music publishing earned $2.2 billion in total revenue in 2013 across all income sources. However, according to a new National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) survey, roughly $2.3 billion more. Continue reading

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Best Of 2013: How To License A Cover Song For A Music Video

By Musician and Marketing Consultant Solveig Whittle (@shadesofsolveig). Last year I recorded a cover of an old favorite song of mine called Menta e Rosmarino (I Won’t Be Lonely) by. Continue reading

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How to Record and Release Cover Songs: An Interview with HFA

This post originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. HFA provides rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 46,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest. Continue reading

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Earning Cash From Cover Songs

On Music Think Tank, Alex Holz lists several reasons for artists to play cover songs in his recent post. He compares cover songs to meeting new people via a mutual. Continue reading

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