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The Truth About Advances

As an 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 believed…

How Do TikTok Streaming Royalties Work?

Making sure you are collecting all the royalties owed to you across all platforms is an essential part of being an artist. On TikTok, it’s no different. Most distributors have deals in place with TikTok to make sure you get…

Does Instagram Pay Music Royalties?

You collect royalties on TikTok, YouTube, Spotify and the like, but are you collecting your royalties from Instagram too? Whether you aren’t sure or just want to learn more, here’s how to do it… Does Instagram Pay Music Royalties? Let’s…

Symphonic Becomes First Independent Music Distributor to Offer Advanced Royalty Analytics for TikTok

Big news! We’re happy to announce that we are now offering royalty analytics for TikTok in our SymphonicMS at no charge to clients, making us the first distributor in the game to do so. 💪 Here’s the rundown… Symphonic Becomes First…

Best Damn Publishing Guide for the Music Industry

Here at Symphonic, we do everything we can to provide as meaningful and effective insights into the industry as we can. Publishing is an important part that everyone should understand. Ready to learn more about it? To help you out,…

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 Things You Should Know About YouTube Royalties

Many musicians benefit from YouTube royalties. However, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate on your own. Do you know where your royalties are coming from? We’re here to break it down, so you know exactly what works and what…

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…