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The Revolutionary (And Easy) Way For Songwriters To Make Money Licensing Lyrics

Turn Your Lyrics into a Revenue Stream A Conversation with LyricFind on the Golden Age of Legal Music Lyric Search Lyrics are often overlooked by a music industry that runs on flash and sizzle. I mean, how can you make a stanza go viral? There’s no big-money label involvement with lyrics, just songwriters and their […]Read More »

Diane Warren’s 7 Secrets for Successful Songwriting

There’s no denying that making it in the music industry is hard. It’s harder than hard. But it’s not impossible. What if we told you that legendary songwriter Diane Warren – responsible for such classics as “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Rhythm of the Night,” and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – was considered tone […]Read More »

How to Start Your Own Publishing Company

At its core, a music publisher’s job is to administer the copyrights in songs and license your work to record labels, radio stations, filmmakers, advertisers, etc. A publisher collects license fees, take a percentage and pay the remaining proceeds to the songwriter(s). The publisher controls the song itself (not the recording of the song, which […]Read More »

Download Performer's FREE Legal Guide to the Music Business

Performer‘s committed to bringing you the most useful advice when it comes to your career. That’s why we’re bringing you the second installment in our FREE industry guides – quick PDFs jam-packed with an insane amount of info that you can actually use. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. These guides are meant to be handy reference […]Read More »

How to Keep Tabs on Your Record Label’s Books

IF YOU’RE SIGNED TO A LABEL, THE MONEY YOU EARN FROM RECORD SALES doesn’t flow directly from your supporters to your pocket like it did in the early days.  A majority of your income now flows from your fans to an online or brick and mortar store, through your label, then down to you and […]Read More »

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