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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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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When We Sleep Where Do Our Royalties Go? [VIDEO]

Despite numerous advancements in payment tech, it can still take ages for songwriters to see a penny of their earned revenue, and so AWAL, AMRA and Kobalt are teaming up to do something about it. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL You can Venmo your friend money before you finish this… Continue Reading

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Billboard To Add Top Songwriters, Top Producers Charts

Under pressure from alternative data sources and soon to launch charts from Rolling Stone, Billboard is expanding its own chart offering. Top Songwriters and Top Producers charts will be based on weekly activity on the Billboard Hot 100 and other “Hot” genre song charts that blend data from streaming, airplay… Continue Reading

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Live Show Set List Submission: Are You Getting All Your Royalty Money?

As a songwriter, having your songs performed in public presents an opportunity for you to collect royalty money, a valuable source of income. But how can you be sure you’re getting what you are entitled to? _______________________________ Guest post by Amanda Colleen Williams of Songpreneurs "My cowriter says he’s submitting… Continue Reading

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