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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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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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5 Ways Of Giving Back Through Music

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The positive impact that music can have has by this point been widely acknowledged, but less often discussed are the ways in which people can give back through music that which they have gained from it. Here we look at five music-centric organizations which are always looking for extra help. Guest post by Jhoni Jackson of the ReverbNation […]

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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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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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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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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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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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New Analysis Calculates, Compares Per Stream Payouts From Major Streaming Platforms

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(Via Hypebot) – Data crunchers Information Is Beautiful caused a stir last year when they waded through data from indie artists to determine the indeterminable – what streaming services actually pay per stream. Now, they’re back with an updated and eye-opening analysis. Trying to figure out exactly how much a streaming service pays per stream is […]

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