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Music Business

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,…

Why Every Musician Should Learn to Meditate

This industry is tough. At every turn, you’ll be met with trials and tribulations. With that comes anxiety, stress, and a fear of failure that can be hard to shake. While many people find success with prescribed medication, we understand…

Musical Skills To Learn While Stuck At Home

At this point, it seems like we’ve been in quarantine for a thousand years. From making TikTok recipes to abstract painting, most of us have done it all to pass the time. If you’re on the hunt for something new…

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…

How to Know if Signing a Recording Contract Is Right For You

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…

Money Management Tips for Independent Musicians

How you manage your money can make or break your success as an independent musician. At the end of the day, no matter how much you make, impulse buys, improper budgeting, and simply not knowing how to save your money…

Which Legal Entity Is Right For Your Music Business?

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…

Best Music Industry Books To Read During Quarantine

Now is the perfect time to bunker down and feed your brain with some food for thought. So, we asked our team about their favorite music industry related books and their awesome minds did not disappoint. Sit back, relax, and…

Best Streaming and Sales Analytics for Music Managers and Record Labels

We talk about analytics a lot. How could we not when they’re so important? As we’ve covered in other posts, there are tons of analytics tools for you to choose from, all of them offering different specs. To break it…

Copyright Crash Course with Cosynd and Symphonic

Today, there are far more ways to create, share, and earn income from your content than ever before. Figuring out how copyright fits into your content strategy can feel complicated. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! With the help of Cosynd, we’re…