Sync Licensing: 5 Important Lessons Learned (A Case Study)

Sync licensing can be one of the best ways to make actual money in the music industry but, like anything else in the biz, brings with it its own share. Continue reading

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Artists Will Earn A Little More With Removal Of Controlled Composition Clause

BMG made industry headlines last week when it opted to eliminate the Controlled Composition clause from its artist contracts. This means more money for artists, and could also be the. Continue reading

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TV & Radio Royalties: What You Need To Know

Successfully landing your music on TV or Radio is one of the most satisfying accomplishments a musician can achieve. Better yet, it means you’re probably getting paid as well. Here,. Continue reading

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Controlled Compositions Clauses, Frozen Mechanicals Explained

BMG recently made headlines with the announcement that they would be rolling back at least some aspects of the “controlled composition” in their record deals, which would be good news. Continue reading

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2020 Album Release Calendar: A Checklist For Getting Your Record’s Holiday Release

The Holidays are just around the corner, and can be a great time to drop a new release. Here, we break down how to map out the promotion and release. Continue reading

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Everything You Need To Know About Song Registration Data

When it comes to music publishing, having accurate data is essential to properly registering your song with a PRO and, ultimately, to getting paid. Here, we break down all that. Continue reading

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4 Steps To Clearing A Sample (And Saving Yourself Serious Money)

Although a great deal of current music relies on the sampling of other artists’ work, musicians are often unclear on what it takes to legally clear a sample, and thereby. Continue reading

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Serious Musicians Still Need To Make Albums: Here’s Why

As music consumption habits change, and listeners eschew traditional albums in favor of playlists comprising individual songs, many in the industry may be considering gravitating away from the traditional full-length. Continue reading

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Most Common Mistakes Artists Make When Registering Songs

If you want to actually receive royalties for your music, it’s essential that your songs be properly registered. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to make mistakes during this process and. Continue reading

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What Are Split Sheets And Why Are They Important?

In an industry where collaboration is a common practice among songwriters and musicians, deciding in advance who will get credit (and get paid) for their contribution on a piece of. Continue reading

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