Apple Music Has Team Of People Writing Down Song Lyrics

Apple is known for its attention to detail, but this revelation takes that to a whole new level. Instead of using less-than-perfect lyric services to provide lyrics alongside its music streams, Apple Music has "a team of people listening to music and transcribing the lyrics." The full quote from a… Continue Reading

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Power Of Music Reinvention

While tenacity and an ability to stay the course are often thought of as essential values for succeeding in the music industry, the ability to reinvent and adapt is perhaps even more important. Here Patrick McGuire explores the importance, for artists, of embracing new ideas. ________________________________ Guest post by Patrick… Continue Reading

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How To Copyright Your Original Music and Why You Need To

As a creator of original music, it is essential that you take the necessary steps to properly protect your work, particularly given what a litigious environment the music industry tends to be. Here we look at the proper channels to follow in order to ensure your compositions are secure. __________________________… Continue Reading

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Why Songwriters Neeed To Embrace Authenticity Over Trends

While consumers often focus on an artist’s ability to perform and their technical expertise, there is significant evidence suggesting that having a unique, authentic creative voice is in fact more important than ability. ___________________________________ Guest post by Patrick McGuire of TuneCore Every time a songwriter sets out to create music,… Continue Reading

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How To Build Your Own Artist Development Team: The Music Publisher

In this piece we explore the role of the music publisher, looking at the services they perform as well the relationship between the publisher and the other members of your artist development team. ____________________________ Guest post by Camille Barbone of the Symphonic Blog Part 3 of our Artist Development Series…. Continue Reading

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Sentric Music Launches Songwriter Accelerator Programme

Sentric Music has launched the Songwriter Accelerator Programme. Sentric will facilitate writing opportunities for five selected artists, who will take part in hands-on masterclasses, and receive continued mentoring, with the chance to secure funding for recording, mastering and delivery of their final product. A new program will run each quarter,… Continue Reading

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The Evolution Of Documenting Song Credits: Split Sheets Go Digital

Co-writing a hit song with one of your bandmates feels great at the time and is all well and good, until down the road it suddenly turns out the two of you have differing opinions on who contributed what, at which point the royalties argument is bound to turn nasty…. Continue Reading

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Hassles And Handshakes: A Look At Loans For Songwriters

In this piece, Dan Reifsnyder delves into the challenge many songwriters, successful or not, face in attempting to secure loans for major purchases like a house, and what steps you can take to establish a paper trail and make the process that much less of a headache when the time… Continue Reading

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What Every Songwriter Needs To Know About The Music Licensing Collective

A major component of the recently passed Music Modernization Act is a new entity known as the Music Licensing Collective (or MLC), designed to manage blanket licensing, gather money from streaming platforms, and payout revenue to copyright owner. Here we review some key things songwriters should know before the MLC… Continue Reading

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