If My Music Changes, Should I Change My Artist Name?

Many musicians tend to go through an artistic evolution over the course of their career, and there can be any number of reasons why a band or artist might seek fresh moniker at some point to during their time in the industry. That said major rebranding, as Chris Robley here… Continue Reading

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Music Royalties Explained: Where To Sign Up To Get All Your Royalties

Royalties are, in the many ways, the number one source of income for a lot of musicians, particularly once they start to make it big, which is why making sure you’re registered in the proper place to actually see that income is so important. __________________________ In this latest article on… Continue Reading

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The Almighty Record Deal

Love it or hate it, a record deal is a big deal, and while it may only be words on a page, those words can ultimately make or break your career. Here we break down the ins and outs of what’s in a record deal, and what red flags you… Continue Reading

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Jay-Z , Timbaland Sued Over 1990’s Copyright Infringements

Jay-Z and Timbaland are being sued by soul singer Ernie Hines for copyright infringement over the use of his 1970 single “Help Me Put Out the Flame (In My Heart)” on two separate songs released 20 years ago, documents filed in U.S. District Court in New York reveal. In the… Continue Reading

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5 Crowdfunding Myths Exposed

While many artists view crowdfunding as their ticket to music industry success, recent events like the PledgeMusic train wreck may have them second guessing the concept. That said, crowdfunding can still be effective if you know what you’re doing. Here, we look at the truth behind five commonly believed crowdfunding… Continue Reading

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Make A Splash By Tapping Into Local Promo Opportunities

While the wonders of technology have made it possible for every artist, big or small, to seek out and find an international audience, too often this potential leads band and performers to neglect their more accessible local audience. _______________________________ Guest post by Chelsea G. Ira from the TuneCore blog These… Continue Reading

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The Four A’s Of Operating In An Article 17 World

In the wake of the passage of Article 17, and the massive impact it will have on how we consume audio and video, Bob Barbiere explores how Dubset will implement the four As (Access, Attribution, Authorization, and Administration) to tackle copyright as we move forward in a post-Article 17 world…. Continue Reading

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How Streaming Is Altering The Way Music Is Produced and What We Can Do About It

Thanks to the rise of streaming, the metrics with which we measure the success of music are changing, which inevitably means the structure of music will change to compensate. In this piece we look at what kind impact streaming has had on the production of music, and what artists can… Continue Reading

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Eurovision To Bring Its Weird, Wonderful Song Contest To North America

The successful and weird phenomenon known as the Eurovision Song Contest reportedly will see a North American version in the near future. The song competition, which pits European countries and others including Israel and Australia, against each other for the campiest song possible, could launch in the U.S. in 2021…. Continue Reading

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5 Things To Keep In Mind For Your Next Photo Shoot

As an artist, having solid promo photos is key, so when prepping for you next photo shoot, it’s important not only to make sure you look good, but also also that these five key logistics are fully kept in mind before that shutter starts clicking. ___________________________ Guest post by Hugh… Continue Reading

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