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Music Business

Selected Music Store Integrated!
We're thrilled to announce the integration of Selected Music Store to our distribution network. The retailer is a unique one to the market as they are selective over the material that they wish to intake into their retail network. "We…
Why Streaming Your Music Is A Good Thing

We found this great post on Music Clout and had to share! Streaming music online is a touchy subject with some musicians, therefore there are a lot of different viewpoints on whether or not it is beneficial to allow free…

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…

How Your Distributor Can Help Increase Your Revenue

Having your music distributed is one of the best ways you can make money off of your music. Although there are various other outlets for getting your music out there, distribution is key if you’re looking to make a profit.…

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…

5 Ways to Get More Live Shows

Getting more gigs is a topic I write about quite regularly for a very good reason – a few small tweaks to your approach can have a such a huge impact on getting your music heard by more potential fans…

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…

Five Steps to Prepare for Licensing Your Music

Licensing music is a much more involved process than just selling music. On your part as the content creator, it requires education, knowledge of copyright and publishing basics, extreme organization, and some annoying but highly important prep work that will…