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Kaitlyn Raterman
Kaitlyn Raterman
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Licensing @ Take-Two Interactive Software // Composer, Pianist.

What are the Types of Music Royalties?

Being a musician is not as simple as writing a song, recording an album, selling it, and getting money from your sales. It’s vital that you understand what kinds of royalty streams are out there as an independent musician trying…

What are Neighboring Rights?

“Neighboring rights,” sometimes called “related rights,” is a term in copyright law used to describe the rights of performers and master recording owners (record labels). Neighboring rights refer to the right to publicly perform, or broadcast, a sound recording. The…

How can I increase my chances of earning royalties from my PRO?

In our article “What Kinds of Royalties Are Involved in Music Publishing,” we discussed one of the two main types of music publishing royalties: Performance royalties. As you already know, as a songwriter, you collect your performance royalties directly from…

What are Mechanical Royalties in Music?

Mechanical royalties are an absolutely vital source of income for the independent artist who writes his/her own songs. What are mechanical royalties? Mechanical royalties are earned per-unit when a song is sold on a “mechanically reproduced” physical medium (think vinyl,…

What Kinds of Royalties Are Involved in Music Publishing?

So you know there are $$ royalties $$ associated with publishing. But just what kind of royalties are there involved in publishing, and which ones does Symphonic Publishing Administration collect? And how can you know if you’re earning those royalties…

The Art of Networking in the Music Industry

Too many of us leave conferences with a hazy memory of faces and a bunch of business cards of people we don’t remember. You swarm the big-name panellists along with thirty other eager hopefuls, confidently approach the hot-shot speakers, but…

How Does Publishing Administration Help You?

In the music publishing world, royalty collection societies that collect publishing royalties are, unfortunately, rooted deeply in the ways of the past. The ways of the music industry’s past have dictated royalty collection for composers and songwriters such that independent…

How to Get Featured on Blogs

At NoisePorn.com, we pride ourselves on featuring little-known, talented artists just launching their music careers, alongside their established counterparts. We love getting emails from artists who don’t have 1 million, 50,000, or even 1,000 Likes on Facebook. Discovering new talent…

How to Get Your Music in Stores, Restaurants, Hotels & More

Symphonic Distribution has worked to develop a licensing program that is valuable to artists of all musical genres and covers all ends of the licensing spectrum. Therefore, on top of our sync licensing offerings, it is no surprise that we…

What Makes Music Licensable?

As you begin diving into the realm of sync licensing, you might hear that some songs are more “licensable,” or licensing-friendly, than others. Some songs fit seamlessly into films, commercials and the like, and though they may not be by…