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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…

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,…

What is Micro-Sync Licensing?

We’ve talked about sync licensing and royalties many times on this blog. One thing we haven’t talked about is micro-sync. In this post, we’ll dive into what it is and why it’s important. Here’s everything you need to know… What…

5 Things You Should Know About YouTube Royalties

Many musicians benefit from YouTube royalties. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to navigate. Do you know where your royalties are coming from? We’re here to break it down, so you know exactly what works and what doesn’t. — Here…

What You Need To Know About TV & Radio Royalties

There’s nothing more satisfying than hearing your song on the radio or on TV. As fulfilling as it is to see your hard work pay off, what’s even better are the royalties you’re racking up every time it plays! How…

5 Ways To Make More Money Off Your Songs

So, you’re doing everything right when it comes to creating royalty streams for yourself. You’ve got your music streaming on every major DSP, you’re selling vinyl and CD’s, your music is on the radio, and it’s all going well. Did…

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…

Typical Music Rights And Royalties For Creative Licensing

Music royalties, licenses and copyrights work to assure creative profits get distributed to all the right people. These types of rights and royalties vary when it comes to creative licensing. In. this post, we’ll break down everything you need to…

The Truth About Advances

As an independent artist, it’s easy to get swept up in the mushy feeling you get when someone showers you with compliments, let alone offers you a large sum of cash. We understand how good it feels to be truly…

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…