Tag: Legal

Music Business

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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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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The Raine Group In Talks to Take Stake in SoundCloud

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Guest Post By: by Dawn Chmielewski The Raine Group is exploring an investment in SoundCloud that could help the struggling music service survive on its own, sources tell Billboard. The boutique merchant bank, which has taken stakes in millennial news outlet Vice Media, Brian Grazer’s and Ron Howard’s production company Imagine Entertainment, and video news network Cheddar, among […]

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BENJI ROGERS ON BLOCKCHAIN: ‘WE CAN’T RUSH THIS. IT’S WORTH GETTING RIGHT’

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Guest post by: STUART DREDGE courtesy of musically.com “We need any young, scrappy girl or boy to be able to code the best music app ever – and they need to get it out there; and if it goes well, they need to be able to license it at 100 miles-per-hour. Because if it’s going […]

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YouTube Monetization And Exclusivity: Is It Right For You?

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Here we examine the issue of exclusivity in the world of music and rights management, and what it means to have a single entity working on behalf of your music, whether it’s sync licensing, retail distribution, or monetization on platforms such as YouTube. _________________________________ Guest post by Nicholas Salomone from CD Baby’s DIY Musician YouTube acts in […]

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The Legalities Behind A Cover Song

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The recording of covers is common practice in the music industry, and has only become more popular of late, particularly with the rise of YouTube. Still, by nature of the fact that a cover is someone else’s intellectual property, there are inherent legal complications. Here we look at what some of those might be. ________________________ […]

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How To Get Verified On Spotify, Apple Music

How To Get Verified On Spotify, Apple Music Guest post by Leticia Trandafir of Landr So after years of making tracks in the studio and sharing drafts here and there, I finally decided to do my own music distribution. I mastered my track, entered my info and uploaded my album art. I hit send, got approved, and there it was! […]

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