What Are Performance Royalties, PROs?

In this fifth segment of their series exploring music copyrights and royalties, Disc Maker CEO Tony van Veen breaks down what performance royalties are, why you probably aren’t getting enough. Continue reading

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Live Show Set List Submission: Are You Getting All Your Royalty Money?

As a songwriter, having your songs performed in public presents an opportunity for you to collect royalty money, a valuable source of income. But how can you be sure you're. Continue reading

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Neighboring Rights: What They Are, Why They’re Important

The concept of neighboring rights parallels that of performance rights. Where performance rights reference the right to perform a composition, neighboring rights reference the ability to publicly perform the sound. Continue reading

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Music’s Data Problem May Be Depriving Artists Of Significant Revenue

This guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm is certain to cause strong reactions. Post yours in the comment section below. For nearly 100 years, performing rights organizations have. Continue reading

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Would You Sue A Restaurant For $30,000 If They Didn’t Pay You Royalties?

Many restaurants and venues are getting into legal trouble with music companies like BMI for illegally playing music. On Music Think Tank, Derek Miller talks about royalties, the problems that. Continue reading

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