4 essential legal protections for your music

If you’re serious about your career as a musician, taking steps to ensure that everything you or your band create is legally protected is essential. Here, we detail four legal. Continue reading

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Answers to questions about Copyright in 2021 [Electronic Frontier Foundation]

Although they were easy to miss in the end of year kerfuffle, serveral new copyright bill and proposals were not only announced, but in some cases have already gone into. Continue reading

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Beatport DJ Charts: everything you need to know

If you’re curious about Beatport DJ Charts but haven’t yet taken the plunge, here’s everything you need to know about what the page is and how to get started using. Continue reading

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Music publishing royalty simulator reveals how much your songs can actually make

Curious how much you could really be making off of your music? For bands and artists tired of being in the dark when it comes to music publishing, this new. Continue reading

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Electronic Frontier Foundation On New ‘Disastrous’ Copyright Proposal

Several controversial copyright bills were snuck into the recent spending package. Now the EFF looks at the latest “disastrous” copyright legislation under Congressional consideration. By Katharine Trendacosta of the Electronic. Continue reading

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Mechanical Licensing 101: Artist’s Guide

While there are a number of relevant licenses necessary when releasing music, this piece explores one of the most common – the mechanical license – and what exactly artists need. Continue reading

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Beat Licensing 101 – Creator’s Guide

In this guide, Chris Dampier takes a deep dive into what every beat maker needs to know when it comes to licensing their work, including the difference between master royalties. Continue reading

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What New Mechanical Licensing Collective Means For Indie Songwriters

The MLC – or Mechanical Licensing Collective – is a new U.S.-based organization tasked with administering mechanical licenses for digital audio. So what does this mean for songwriters and their. Continue reading

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‘Don’t Get Screwed!’ Warns Music Attorney In New Book

Making your own way as an independent musician can be a fraught process. In a business where legal missteps are easy to make and the consequences can be dire, this. Continue reading

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Merck Mercuriadis: ‘Hipgnosis Has A Buy And Hold Strategy, Not A Buy And Sell Strategy’

In part two of the Q&A with Merck Mercuriadis of investment/song management company Hipgnosis, we dig deeper into his vision and strategy for the management of the company. READ PART 1. Continue reading

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