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Music Business

The Ultimate Guide for a Kickass Year

We love to see independent artists, labels and managers strive for greatness. A major part of the recipe for success is creating an honest and thorough plan to make it happen. To ensure your success, we’ve created the ultimate guide…

Why You Need To Copyright Your Music

Your music is one of your most important assets. Make sure it’s properly protected! One of the smartest things you can do today is copyright your music with the U.S. Copyright Office. In this post, we’ll take a closer look…

Artist Checklist for a Kickass Year in 2021

We love to see independent artists strive for greatness. A major part of the recipe for success is creating an honest and thorough plan to make it happen. So, we created a checklist to keep you on track. Here’s our…

Where Does The Money from Master Recordings Come From?

Disclaimer: This information is brought to you by Debbie Egel, 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,…

How to Have a Great Relationship With Your Artist Manager

The roles of artists and managers are very different. Artists are motivated by creativity and fueled by a love for the craft. Managers are business-driven and goal-oriented, committed to finding the best opportunities for their artists and handling all the…

Tips and Tools: Selling Your Music on Beatport

Beatport provides the global DJ community access to a vast catalogue of high quality digital music from the industry’s leading artists and labels. Want to sell more music on Beatport? You’ve come to the right post. Here are some tips, tricks,…

Copyright Infringement in the Music Industry

Many artists are influenced by the singer/songwriters they admire. Copyright law gives the creators of original music exclusive rights to their works. In this post, Debbel Egel discusses the copyright battle between Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman. She highlights sampling,…

How to Claim your Label/Artist Pages

Have you claimed your page yet? Claiming your page gives you more control over your page, the verified blue check mark, allows you to view more information about your streams, followers, and so much more. This post breaks down everything you…