How The Music Industry Can Change (For The Better)

2016 was a big year for the music industry, both in terms of lawsuits and lobbying, although whether these were to the industry's benefit is debatable. Here we look at. Continue reading

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YouTube, Music Publishers Reach Agreement To Distribute Millions In Unclaimed Royalties

The music industry seem united in their belief that YouTube should pay more money to creators, but that hasn't stopped them from working with Google's popular video site when they. Continue reading

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2 Days Left To Enter International Acoustic Music Awards

The deadline is fast approaching to enter the 2016 IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). Established in 2004, the IAMA's which promotes excellence in acoustic music, is geared towards finding today's. Continue reading

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Napster Partners With Sprint, EVEN and Lufthansa, Joins Music Industry Initiatives

Napster has been a little silent lately compared to competitors like Spotify and Apple Music.  But that doesn't mean the music streamer formerly know as Rhapsody has not been busy. Continue reading

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7 Essential Tips For DIY Artists From Indie Musicians Trent Severn

Here acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter and member of the group Trent Severn Dayna Manning offers artists seven valuable pieces of advice for artists on good DIY principles to follow.

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Music Publishing News Roundup 10.21.16: Google, Amazon Exploit Songwriter Loophole • Australasian Revenue • Core Rights + SOCAN

Australasian collection society APRA AMCOS reported record revenue of a third of a billion Australian dollars for the financial year 2015-2016.  

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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Return Of The Song Plugger • Judicial Approval • Music Production Costs • More

Recently on MusicThinkTank, we looked at the return of the song plugger, the importance of getting judicial approval for contracts with minors, how production costs are impacting songwriters, and more.

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How Production Costs Are Affecting Songwriters

Making a career out of songwriting isn't easy, and even if you do end up writing the next chart topping hit, there's no guarantee that you'll see much of a. Continue reading

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Last Week In Music Commentary

This week in commentary we heard from experts on what YouTube has in common with whore houses and meth labs, looked at whether or not music supervisors are killing songwriting,. Continue reading

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The Music Supervisor: Are They Killing Songwriting?

With such a vast variety of channel options now available to consumers, the music supervisor for television and film has, in many ways, become the modern A&R person. However this. Continue reading

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