It Bears Repeating: Why Repetition In Music Is A Good Thing

While on of the main complaints about satellite and broadcast radio is that the same songs get played over and over again, numbers suggest there’s a major disconnect between what people say they don’t want, and what they actually enjoy listening to, and that musical repetition is actually a good… Continue Reading

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‘If we want to build value in this industry, we have to tell the real stories of how music is made.’

Genius’ Director of Content Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Milch discusses music industry bugbears and addresses the Google dispute
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10 Unlikely Blogs Where Songwriters Should Seek Inspiration

Staying inspired as songwriter can be difficult, and while many artists draw on sources like stories or personal life experiences, wells of inspiration can appear in many different forms even, as evidenced here, blogs! This piece suggests ten unlikely blogs that can, in their own unique way, get the creative… Continue Reading

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What Artists Need To Know About Songtrust

In order to get paid from the mechanical royalties generated by your song’s plays, you need to some kind of publishing administrator to collect it for you. In this article, Brian Hazard gives us feedback on his recent experience using Songtrust, one such publishing admin. ______________________________ Guest post by Brian… Continue Reading

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7 (Other) Blogs For Inspiring Your Songwriting Process

As in any creative profession, songwriters often struggle with writing new and interesting content that will make a splash with fans. Inspiration (like so many things in the music business) takes work, so we here look at seven songwriting blogs that might help get the creative juices flowing. __________________________ Guest… 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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DOJ/Copyright Office File Amicus Brief Supporting Led Zeppellin

In the latest development of a case which has continued to stretch out with seemingly no end in site, the Department of Justice and the US Copyright Office have filed an amicus brief with the 9th circuit court of appeals in support of Led Zeppelin, after the English rock band… Continue Reading

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Creating A Professional Song With $0

Hard though it may be to believe, technology has now developed to a point where you can create a professional song for literally no money. Here, we break down the process of creating a piece of music, from idea to distribution, without spending a dime. __________________________________ Guest post by Caleb… 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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