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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Sync Licensing: How Does It Work?

As part of Disc Makers’ ongoing series on rights and royalties, Tony van Veen here unpacks sync licenses, how they work, and how indie artists can get a piece of. Continue reading

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Calculating Spotify’s Per Stream Payout Harder Than You Might Guess

It’s well known that Spotify doesn’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to paying artists a livable wage, but determining exactly how much the popular streaming service is providing. Continue reading

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Think Music Streaming Is The Devil? Think Again [Bobby Owsinski]

In this piece, Bobby Owsinski pushes back against the common industry narrative that the streaming economy is to blame for the pitifully small royalty checks artists often receive these days.. Continue reading

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SoundExchange & Neighboring Rights Explained

In this continuation of Disc Makers’ series on music copyright and royalties, CEO Tony van Veen dives into the concept of neighboring rights and how the organization SoundExchange tackles tracking. Continue reading

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Mechanical Royalties: What Are They, How Do I Get Mine?

In this continuation of a series on music copyrights and royalties, Disc Makers’ CEO Tony van Veen here breaks down how mechanical royalties are different than other music royalties, and. Continue reading

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I Own The Sound Recording Of My Song – How Do I Make Money?

The world of of music copyright can seem muddled and complex, but understanding how to earn revenue from your music is essential. Here we break down what sort of royalties. Continue reading

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Arithmetic Online Revisited: A Sustainable Ethical Pool Solution To User Centric Royalties

Both artists and fans alike are unhappy with the way in which royalties are distributed to artists, and have advocated for a different payment model. Here we look at the. Continue reading

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3 Revenue Streams For Working Artists, Bands

In a time when conventional live performances are out of the question, other sources of revenue for musicians are more important than ever. In this excerpt we look at three. Continue reading

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A Good Time To Be A Songwriter As Universal Music Publishing Connects Others With Royalty Portal

While some legacy songwriters are nostalgic for royalty systems from days gone by, the reality is that such systems were sluggish and often unreliable when it came to actually paying. Continue reading

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