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What’s the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange?

A lot of indie artists are confused about the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange. I’ll attempt to break down the most important differences between these groups and elaborate towards the end about other considerations and other royalty collection … Continue reading What’s the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and SoundExchange?

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The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement

November 8, 2014 What’s the difference between being influenced by a song and stealing one outright? A case involving a dispute between some very well known tunes took an interesting turn this week and suggested this question may be much … Continue reading The “Blurred Lines” Between Musical Influence and Copyright Infringement

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The Art of Networking: 5 steps to making better music industry connections

We’ve all heard this piece of advice time and time again – in the music industry, it’s all about who you know. However, meeting influential connections can seem a rather daunting task. Connections with major record labels or publishing companies … Continue reading The Art of Networking: 5 steps to making better music industry connections

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How to stretch your recording budget and get more for your money

[This post was written by guest contributor Dave Kusek of New Artist Model.] Budgeting is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of planning for a new album or project. Compared to all attention you give to writing, recording, and marketing, … Continue reading How to stretch your recording budget and get more for your money

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If you don’t make flyers for your shows, you don’t deserve to get booked

6 reasons why it’s important to make flyers for every show 1. Not everyone is on Facebook (or Twitter, or G+, or whatever) As powerful a promotional tool as Facebook Events are, you can’t rely on just an Event invite and a … Continue reading If you don’t make flyers for your shows, you don’t deserve to get booked