Category: Music Business

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Typical Music Rights And Royalties For Creative Licensing – An Overview

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Typical Music Rights And Royalties For Creative Licensing – An Overview Music rights and royalties are structured different than many other types of creative licensing. Music royalties, licenses and copyrights work to assure creative profits get distributed to the correct persons, but royalties are not all the same. Generally, copyright royalties for music are generated […]

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Why Saying Yes to Every Single Gig Is Actually Bad Advice

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Why Saying Yes to Every Single Gig Is Actually Bad Advice Guest Post by JEREMY YOUNG Taking career advice from multi-platinum artists should always come with some generous grains of salt, but this latest dispatch from Imagine Dragons‘ recent interview with NPR has me particularly befuddled. In it, singer Dan Reynolds imparts his advice to aspiring musicians that “you have to […]

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Music Business

Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever

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Music Copyrights: When Forever Isn’t Actually Forever [UPDATED] Most songwriters and artists negotiated their original deals for songs before they truly knew what their work was worth – and many now have a chance to recapture the rights to their own music, but don’t realize it.  In this piece, Sound Royalties CEO and Founder Alex […]

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Music Business Music Entrepreneurship Music Marketing

Pandora has three numbers that should be music to your ears: $40 million, 76 million and 1 billion.

Guest post by Pandora’s Glenn Peoples on Medium Artist Marketing Platform is the best artist tool of any streaming service. Period. Wait, remove that period. Pandora just announced some new features. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, goes the saying, but it doesn’t always apply to a streaming service’s artist tools. Just as Pandora rolled […]

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Music Rights Used Right: How These Five Artists Managed Their Money

Guest post from Royalty Exchange You’ve probably read plenty of articles about artists who famously mismanaged their money. So for a change of pace, let’s focus on a few that did the opposite. Simply listing off the richest musicians in the world, though, isn’t enough. We’re looking for more than artists who can sell/stream a lot […]

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Streaming services are dominating the way Americans listen to music

One chart shows how streaming services are dominating the way Americans listen to music Via Business Insider Music streaming is winning because of convenience. To put the shift into perspective: Americans logged 284.7 billion on-demand music streams (be it audio or video) in the first six months of 2017, according to recent Nielsen data. If you […]

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3 Tips to Protect Your Music if SoundCloud Goes Bust

3 Tips to Protect Your Music if SoundCloud Goes Bust Guest post from the ReverbNation Blog You may have heard the news concerning SoundCloud’s future. No one can see into the future, but what if SoundCloud does go away? What will happen to your music? How about your fans? Where will they go? IS IT […]

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Music Business

‘Great Step Forward’: Industry Reacts as Congress Seeks to Fix Copyright Law Benefiting SiriusXM

(Billboard) BY STEVE KNOPPER: For the last several years, the music business has been unified over one thing: SiriusXM and other digital-radio services must pay royalties for recordings made before 1972. So, record executives are thrilled about new bipartisan legislation, introduced in Congress late Wednesday, that would “provide federal protection to the digital audio transmission […]

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