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Monetize Your Music

What Is Sync Licensing?

Interested in getting your music featured in TV, commercials, and movies? You’ve come to the right place. Symphonic’s CEO, Jorge Brea, is here to explain everything you need to know about the basics of sync licensing and how to get…

How To Do A Revenue Completeness Check

Are you taking advantage of every opportunity to monetize your music? This Revenue Completeness Checklist is a great way to guide your efforts as an independent musician. Refer back to this post and use this checklist to evaluate your progress…

What Are Marketing Drivers And Why Do I Need Them?

The underlying forces that compel you to buy or pay for certain products and services are called marketing drivers. As an artist, these are the key details you want to be shared with DSP’s like Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, YouTube,…

How To Self Publish Your Music 

Self publishing your music comes with a lot of benefits. You don’t have to share your copyrights with anyone, you aren’t bound to any publishing deals, and you get ultimate control over where your work is used and how. Keep…

3 Types of Royalties Involved In Music Publishing

So you already know there are royalties associated with publishing, but what kind? Which ones do Symphonic’s Publishing Administration collect? How can you know if you’re earning those royalties as an independent artist who writes your own songs? In this post, we’ll break…

5 Types of Publishing Contracts

As an artist in this industry, there are 5 main types of publishing contracts you may need throughout your career. We’re here to break them down so you know exactly what’s right for you and what to expect. From master track licenses…

Everything You Need To Know About Mechanical Royalties

Mechanical royalties are a vital source of income for independent artists who write their own songs. From who gets them to how to collect yours, let’s break it down. Here’s everything you need to know about mechanical royalties as an…

Is My Record Label Also My Publisher?

As the years go by, creators have more and more freedom over how they want to distribute their music and with whom. Whether you’ve signed a record label deal, you’ve hired a publisher, or you work with an independent distributor…

Music Industry Biz 101: How To Use The SoundCloud Monetization Service

As an independent artist, you want to make sure you’re earning revenue everywhere you can. You put a lot of effort into your projects, don’t let that hard work go unnoticed. If you’re a SoundCloud user, you absolutely need that…