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Negotiating A Music Producer Agreement: 7 Key Issues

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Whether you’re a music producer, or a performing artist working with a producer, it’s important to discuss the terms of your arrangement with each other. While it’s better late than never to formalize the artist-producer relationship, it’s easier to start the conversation before heading into the studio, and much easier before the music generates interest […]

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Tips For Getting A Sync Placement

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When it comes to negotiating a sync deal for your music, composing pitch emails requires massive effort and can often be frustratingly fruitless. Here we look at a few tips on how to set yourself up to receive a ‘yes’ from such negotiations. ____________________________ Guest post by Shivani Patel of the Symphonic Blog Writing pitch emails take a lot work […]

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Why You Need To Treat A Band Like A Startup

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Here John O’Connor explores the parallels between a startup and a band in its infancy, explaining why many of the same principles which govern a successful startup and allow it successfully get off the ground can be applied with equal success to a band. Guest post by John O’Connor of DIY Musician Amazon. Google. CCR. Nirvana. Besides their […]

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How To Get An Internship In The Music Business Without A Single Contact

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Bruce Houghton was one of my favorite Professors at the Berklee College of Music. I took his Music Industry Trends and Strategies course and loved it! Bruce is a firm advocate of internships and you should be too! I was journalism major at Boston University’s School Of Communications when I got my first and only […]

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The Most Important Things to Watch Out for When Booking Your Next Tour

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While securing dates quickly and early when booking a tour is important, it’s also important to avoid rushing things and making commitment which turn out later to be problematic. Here we look at some of the most important things to watch out for when booking your next tour. Guest Post By: JEREMY YOUNG The above video […]

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Music Publishing Basics

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Wendy Day breaks down the basics of music publishing, explaining the different channels through which artists can earn money from their published works, and how they can get those works published. Guest post by Wendy Day, @RapCoalition and YouTube.com/ThisIsWendyDay Wendy Day is a label consultant who helps build successful careers for independent artists and record labels, teaching them […]

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Your Song, Your Money: A Breakdown Of Songwriting Royalties

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The world of music publishing and royalties is a tumultuous and complex one, and being able to extrapolate where exactly artists earn their money from in all of it can be challenging. Here we explain precisely how it is that songwriters earn money from their compositions. Guest post by Lisa Occhino of Soundfly‘s Flypaper There’s a lot going on […]

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Why Event Marketers Should Learn To Lean On Their Ticketing Partners

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As the one responsible for the marketing of a concert or event, there’s typically a great deal of pressure to up the headcount of attendees. One way to ease some of the burden in this situation is to get assistance from your ticketing partner. Here we look at three major ways this can be done. […]

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How To Collect Your Share Of $43.5 Million Spotify Songwriter, Publisher Settlement

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You may be eligible for a share of the $43.45 million class action lawsuit brought successfully against Spotify on behalf of all songwriters and publishers by musicians Melissa Ferrick and David Lowery. Both sides have agreed to the settlement, which is now just awaiting final court approval. Post Via Hypebot   If you wrote a […]

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7 Tips For Improving Merch Sales

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While physical music may not sell like it once did, the merchandise table remains an excellent way for artists at all levels of notoriety to pull in serious cash, as well as promote their music by putting their merch out into the world. Here we look at seven different ways to step up your merch […]

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