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4 Steps To Licensing Your Next Single

For so many artists, licensing is seen as the holy grail of placements. Oftentimes paid and accompanied by a huge increase in exposure, your song landing in the right TV show, movie, or commercial can mean major transformation for your…

What are Neighboring Rights? Why are they important?

Neighboring Rights refer to the right to publicly perform or broadcast a sound recording. They are called neighboring rights because they are said to be “related to” performance rights in the field of music publishing, or the right to publicly…

5 Reasons You Need A Publishing Deal

Did you know that there is more to music than playing live shows and selling? Royalty collection is a complex business, but as an independent artist, knowing your rights and what kinds of royalties you may be earning is crucial…

Music Industry 360 // Ep. 5: Let’s Talk Royalties

On Episode 5 of the Music Industry 360 podcast, we’re sharing every detail that you need to know about music royalties from standard payouts for downloads and streams to when service providers pay artists. Tune in and share!

How to Earn More Money After You Release Your Track

The music you create generates your revenue. It is important to be creative with your music, which is why releasing a track is not the only way to get cash flowing. Here are some additional ways to earn more money from your track:…

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Paid in the Music Industry

The music industry relies on royalties as a form of payment from licensed copyrighted songs and recordings. However, recording artists earn their royalties on the sale of their music while songwriters earn them mainly on public performances. Licensing and their…

Three Services Finding Money From Royalties In New Places

The amount of music both created and consumed outside the traditional paths of royalty collection is astounding. For instance, while digital music services like Apple Music and Spotify have around 30 million licensed “official” tracks in their libraries, the number…

Managing Your Music’s Rights: Neighboring Rights

The next part of our rights management series will focus on  Neighboring Rights. Neighboring Rights refer to the right to publicly perform, or broadcast, a sound recording. Sound recording owners (record labels and performing artists) collect Neighboring Rights royalties whenever their…

What are the Types of Music Royalties?

Being a musician is not as simple as writing a song, recording an album, selling it, and getting money from your sales. It’s vital that you understand what kinds of royalty streams are out there as an independent musician trying…

What are Neighboring Rights?

“Neighboring rights,” sometimes called “related rights,” is a term in copyright law used to describe the rights of performers and master recording owners (record labels). Neighboring rights refer to the right to publicly perform, or broadcast, a sound recording. The…