Report Calls For Altering Music Licensing Framework

In this piece, Emmanuel Legrand breaks down a recent report suggesting a massive overhaul of the framework through which sound recordings are licensed, and that rights holders need greater autonomy in order to negotiate more equitable contracts. _______________________ Guest post by Emmanuel Legrand of Legrand Network The licensing framework for… Continue Reading

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Building Your Artist Development Team: The Music Producer

In this second part of a series on artist development and establishing an effective team, Camille Barbone delves into the role of the music producer, including how to find one, what their responsibilities are, and how to work with one. ___________________________ Guest post by Camille Barbone of the Symphonic Blog… Continue Reading

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Saban Music Group Launches With $500 Million Investment

Billionaire investor Haim Saban, Chairman of Saban Capital Group, is teaming with music industry veteran Gustavo Lopez to launch Saban Music Group with a promised $500 million investment. SMG is positioned as a record label, international A&R, and artist development company built around offering ‘360 deals’ to artists. As part… Continue Reading

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Astral People Launches • The Orchard Revealed • Zebralution Acquires EMS • More

In this week’s Business Of Indie, Indie label Astral People launches, The Orchard’s Chief Operating Officer Colleen Theis tells all, distributor Zebrulation acquires its technical service provider Encoding Management Service (EMS) and much more. Like Hypebot’s More News section, The Business Of Indie is nestled under its own Indie tab… Continue Reading

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How Stephen Stills Converted An Unreleased Leftover Into Smash Hit “Southern Cross”

In this piece, Scott McCormick digs into the process through which the Crosby, Still & Nash song ‘Southern Cross’ was converted from a discarded leftover into a what ultimately became a smash hit. _____________________________ Guest post by Scott McCormick of the Disc Makers Blog This is the second in a… Continue Reading

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3 Strategies For Reviving Cold Music Industry Contacts

If you’ve entered the difficult world of music PR, you’ve doubtless faced the bone-chilling silence which greets most of your pitch emails. Getting a response to your carefully crafted email can largely hinges on finding just the right person to contact – here we look at some helpful tips for… Continue Reading

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Will Rock Radio Play The New Ed Sheeran Song? Can It Really Afford Not To?

In this piece, Fred Jacobs weighs in on the state of rock music, and what a new cut from Ed Sheeran and friends could mean for the future of the genre on radio moving forward. ____________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Hard as it may be for… Continue Reading

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Who Are Winners And Losers In The New Music Industry?

Regardless of who’s getting the money, it is undeniable that streaming has made the music industry lucrative again. Now, as the business works to reinvent itself, are historically downtrodden artists finally coming out on top, or are record labels and management siphoning off all of the profits? _______________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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Are You Creating A Record No One Will Hear?

After pouring your sweat, tears, and of course money into an album, you’re likely going to want someone to actually listen – unfortunately, there are a number of all too common blunders artists often making leading up to the release process which can limit your audience to just a handful… Continue Reading

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What Is A Trademark, What Are Trademark Rights?

While copyright tends to get the most coverage when it comes to music industry law, trademarks and trademark rights are also incredibly consequential to any artist, band, or DJ. Here we look at the importance of choosing a unique trademark and ensuring you register it through the proper channels. _____________________________… Continue Reading

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