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Entries in Music Publishing (7)

Tuesday
Mar252014

How Does Publishing Help You?

In the music publishing world, royalty collection societies that collect publishing royalties are, unfortunately, rooted deeply in the ways of the past. The ways of the music industry’s past have dictated royalty collection for composers and songwriters such that independent artists, unsigned to any major publishing company, have had it rough in recent years.

The Past

In the days of music industry past, the composer was almost never also the performing/recording artist. The composer was his own entity. That was his sole art. In the days of music publishing past, the songwriter’s sole hope for having a career was to be signed to a major publisher. The publisher would deem them as a songwriter capable of writing the greatest popular hits, and thus would invest money and time in their composing careers. The publisher was responsible for registering the songs in all royalty collection societies worldwide, securing co-songwriting opportunities, and, most importantly, shopping the songs to big-name popular recording artists for them to hopefully record the song. Helping composers and songwriters get their songs recorded by big-name popular recording and performing artists was the heart and soul of the publishing business. Selling the songs and getting them on radio led to big-time money for the publishers and the composers of the songs.

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Thursday
Nov072013

Music Licensing Quicksand: Common Pitfalls To Watch Out For After The Ink Dries

Music Licensing Quicksand: Common Pitfalls To Watch Out For After The Ink Dries

By Christopher Rucks | Music Dealers

You’ve signed your license agreements. You’ve licensed the song you were hoping for, within the budget you were working with. Your project airs and you’ve checked it off of your list. All is going according to plan. Nice job. But hold on a second. There are a few instances where you may not be done, instances that require more attention after the ink dries on the contract. And you want to have some knowledge about these situations beforehand so if they do pop up, you’re prepared for these post-license circumstances and know how to handle them. Let’s take a look at three items that can occur after the ink dries.

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Sunday
Jul282013

Digging Deep Into Exclusive Licensing Agreements - Do They Boost The Value Of Your Songs?

Are exclusive agreements worth the extra effort and time of pursuing? Learn the pros and cons of working with a major label or publisher to license your songs.

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Friday
Jul122013

MINI: Music Business: It's a Dirty Game!

MINI: Music Business: It’s a Dirty Game! FULL COLOR eBOOK & INSERTS! Preview Chapters 1-6 for only $2.99 This MINI version is AVAILABLE NOW at the low cost of $2.99 Direct from www.sevenwestpublishing.com for a limited time! See full color inserts showing firsthand some of the tactics used to deceive the masses and to hide the truth behind decades of abuse. FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF WHY AND HOW IT ALL BEGAN!

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Thursday
May302013

Before You Sign... 

What You Should Know Before You Sign the Deal can be found in this book…

Unlike any other book about the music business, “Music Business: It’s a Dirty Game!”,

this book is not a ‘puff piece’ about the glitz and glamour about the music business.

This book takes you on a journey from the excitement of having a music publishing contract with a major music publishing company to the legal battles that followed.

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Friday
Jan112013

The Low-Down on Music Publicists

A common question for many new bands is “what do publicists do and do I need one?” Although brief, I hope I can expand upon the idea of hiring a publicist to do your promotion and press for you without boring you to death.

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Friday
Nov302012

MondoTunes, CDBaby, TuneCore, and ReverbNation: How They Measure Up

If you wanted to sell music around the world twenty years ago, you needed to get picked up by a major label. That meant demo tapes, postal services, and constant performing on tours. That was all a ton of fun, but extremely hard work and very expensive, besides. That’s where music distribution online comes in.

 

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