July 20, 2022 In Blog, Producers

2022 MUSIC INDUSTRY RESOURCE GUIDE

These days, musicians/artists/producers really have so much access to information about the music business that generations before them did not. People have now written books and created newsletters doing deep dives on the subject. A-Level artists and executives have written books detailing their experiences in the industry, while even more are dropping gems on social media.

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July 6, 2022 In Blog, Producers

Why Register The Copyright To Your Song or Beat

The value of music has steadily been increasing over the last decade. However, registering the Copyright to a song or beat is one of the most underappreciated ways of protecting an artist’s or producer’s assets. Of course, the logic makes sense, but it seems that far fewer people understand WHAT EXACTLY registering the Copyright to your music ACTUALLY does for you.

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June 23, 2022 In Blog, Producers

How Do Musicians Make Money From YouTube?

These days, it seems that YouTube is one of the most important platforms to have your music on. It’s been the biggest music streaming platform for years now! However, we keep hearing questions from artists and musicians about where this money comes from, and how can they collect the revenue generated from all of their YouTube streams.

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July 8, 2021 In Blog, Producers

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN PAID FOR A PLACEMENT

By: Adam Freedman and Alyssa Minnec As we’re sure you are aware, a big part of collaborating in hip hop these days involves producers simply sending their beats out to anyone they can find to record songs over…

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May 14, 2021 In Blog, Producers

ALL ABOUT SOUNDEXCHANGE

By Adam Freedman & Alyssa Minnec What is SoundExchange? You’re probably already familiar with registering your music with organizations like ASCAP, BMI, Harry Fox Agency, etc., who collect PUBLISHING royalties on behalf of songwriters and publishers. However, SoundExchange…

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November 25, 2020 In Blog, Producers

HOW TO TRADEMARK YOUR ARTIST NAME

By: Adam Freedman & Alyssa Minnec DISCLAIMER: This article is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended to, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. The content provided here is not intended to communicate or imply…

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August 30, 2018 In Blog, Producers

Benefits of Establishing a Loan-Out Company for a Music Artist

Most professional musicians, artists, or other entertainers contract their services through a so-called “Loan-Out Company.” Nevertheless, I have discovered a lot of confusion amongst these same professionals about why they established a Loan-Out Company in…

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August 15, 2018 In Blog, Producers

What Are Moral Rights?

In the music industry, at least in the US, most producer agreements, session musician agreements, and other similar work-for-hire situations will contain language generally stating that you “hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive all Moral Rights…

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April 23, 2018 In Blog, Producers

Entertainment Law Mythbusters: Your Questions about Legally Sampling Music Answered

The rules around sampling music have been mystifying musicians since the enactment of the Copyright Act of 1976. While copyright laws regarding how to clear a sample often seem straightforward when discussed in the abstract,…

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March 19, 2018 In Blog, Producers

Key Issues to Address in Your Collaboration Agreement

I’m sure you’ve heard of the expression “Two heads are better than one. Three better than two,” and so on. This is most likely the case when it comes to creative works. For example in…

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