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Most Common Mistakes Artists Make While Registering Songs

In order for you to receive the royalties you’re rightfully owed, your songs need to be properly registered. However, songwriters oftentimes make mistakes during the registration process. Performing Rights Organizations rely on this information to determine who they need to…

What Are Split Sheets and Why Are They Important?

This information is brought to you by Debbie Engel, an attorney whose practice includes writing and reviewing music contracts, running an independent label for over 10 years; and developing indie artists. She is knowledgeable of the economics of music, the…

Music Industry 360 // Ep.18: Getting Back to Normalcy

After a hiatus, we’re excited to bring back the Music Industry 360 podcast! We’re picking up where we left off featuring an exclusive interview with Symphonic’s Head of Business Development and GM of Symphonic’s Nashville office, Randall Foster. If you’ve…

The Art of Clearing A Sample: Deciding If It’s Worth It and How To Actually Do It

This post offers a great rundown of clearing a sample and everything that comes with it. Written by Karl Fowlkes, an Entertainment Attorney, Music Industry and Hip Hop Professor, we’d like to share this info in the hopes of it…

Types of Publishing Deals and How They Work

As you navigate the industry, there are 3 main publishing deals you may come across. Before you sign anything, let’s break down how these deals work so you can make the best decision for you. Here’s the rundown… Types of…

The Importance of Instrumental Mixes

Instrumental mixes are an important asset that can open up new opportunities to earn additional income and advance your career, but they’re often overlooked by independent artists. Here’s what you need to know… The Importance of Instrumental Mixes What is…

How to Optimize your Songwriting for Sync

Your song might sound awesome, but it sucks for sync. Sorry, but it’s true. Songwriters rarely consider how their song might be used to help tell someone else’s story. They’re often preoccupied with telling their own story, emulating songs they…

How to Get Heard by a Music Supervisor

Music supervisors are the gatekeepers of the music that gets into films and TV shows. Every day, they recieve a mass of pitches from optimistic musicians hoping to get their track featured on the big screen. To get noticed among…

How Does YouTube Monetization Work?

YouTube monetization is based on a couple of different factors. Ranging from how many subscribers you have to how many people are watching your content every month, this post breaks down everything you need to know about monetizing your YouTube…

Live Q&A With Symphonic’s Randall Foster

With everything going on in the world right now and more time than ever on everyone’s hands, we decided to start hosting Live Q&A’s with members of the Symphonic team. This is an awesome opportunity for members of the Symphonic…