Music – Royalties

Introduction A “royalty” is a payment made to an asset owner for the right to use that asset. In the context of the music industry, music royalties are compensatory payments received by rights holders (songwriters, composers, recording artists, and their respective representatives) in exchange for the licensed use of their music. These royalties are paid out by […]

Music – Licensing

Introduction When you own the copyrights to a sound recording, you can give a legal permission to someone interested in using all or part of your composition in one way or the other. This is called licensing and it is intended to ensure that the owners of copyrighted musical works are compensated for certain use […]

Music – Copyright

Introduction When it comes to music business, copyrighting is one of the most important areas yet not clearly understood and easily ignored by a huge amount of artists. The money generated from copyright infringements and publishing royalties are usually huge and may sometimes far surpass other traditional means of revenue generation by an artist or […]

Music – Creating Your Product

Introduction In the past, music production used to be an area only professionals and labels would invest heavily on. Creating a musical work used to be divided into several stages (although still a common practice today among professionals) involving professionals like composers, songwriters, record producers, instrumentalists, mixing and mastering engineers. As technology kept advancing, it […]

Music – Artist Branding

Introduction As an artist, you always want to stand out from competition, be remembered and leave a lasting impression on every potential fan (including future fans) you make. In today’s music, the market is full of countless artists selling similar music. If you have ever researched on the music business, you will understand the importance […]

Music – Road map to Success

Introduction Whether you are just venturing into the music industry or you have been there for a while and have at least gained some degree of success, there is no secrete that being successful or maintaining a constant level of success is very challenging. Pursuing a music carrier is not easy. Becoming successful is as […]