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Get Paid: Learn Who's Collecting Your Music Royalties

Being a musician is not as simple as writing a song, recording an album, selling it, and getting money from your sales. As an independent musician trying to learn a real living off of making music, it’s vital that you understand what kinds of royalty streams are out there. The first thing to understand is […]Read More »

Are We Headed for a Digital Music Apocalypse?

An Interview with Paul M. Fakler, Partner at Arent Fox  Digital music services are in the middle of every argument about the music business. Streaming royalties, digital collection, plays, rate courts, artist payouts, growth – all roads lead back to companies like Pandora, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Whether you like it or not, you are going to […]Read More »

Are Streaming Services Killing Artists?

The technological innovations of the past fifteen-plus years have irrevocably changed the way we consume and experience recorded music. Arguably, the most drastic change is that music is no longer confined to the trappings of a physical format. Free from LP’s, cassettes, and CD’s, file-based music doesn’t not need to occupy a shelf or a […]Read More »

The suit brought by Greg Ginn against the members of Flag has been settled

Just got this message from our friends at SST Records: “The suit brought by SST Records and Greg Ginn against the members of Flag, which was filed in August 2013, has been settled, in an agreement signed by Greg Ginn, SST Records, and former Black Flag members Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, etc. The pertinent settlement points […]Read More »

How to Make Money on YouTube with Audiam

An Interview with CEO & Founder Jeff Price There’s a music site with 30-35 billion “spins” of music a month. It has over a billion users each month, 40% of those listen on mobile, and 80% of them are outside of the U.S. It’s not Spotify, or Pandora, iTunes, or any or the newcomers. Guessed […]Read More »

Celebrating ASCAP at 100

ASCAP hit its 100-year milestone on February 13th. For an entire century, the leading U.S. performing rights organization has made it possible for American songwriters, composers and music publishers, who create the music the world loves, to thrive alongside the businesses that use their work. As it approaches its birthday, The American Society of Composers, […]Read More »

Spotify’s Mysterious Royalty System Explained

Since its debut in the U.S. in 2011, a lot has been written about Spotify and its effect on artists, labels and the music industry at large. Many have derided the free streaming music service for its mysterious and seemingly stingy royalty system, while others have championed the easy exposure it can provide for DIY […]Read More »

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