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11 Types Of Deals In The Music Industry

11 Types Of Deals In The Music Industry

You have completed a great song, you have a masterpiece album in the bag, or you're a member of one of the most talented bands around. But now what? Navigating the ins and outs of the music industry is nothing like making music. So, what are the options for artists looking to release their songs? In this article, ...

Do Looks Matter In The Music Industry?

Do Looks Matter In The Music Industry?

Looks matter in the music industry, but not because musicians need to be attractive. Looks can help artists to brand their songs, position themselves in a niche, express themselves visually, and create new beauty standards. It's not about your face and body, it's about how you present yourself. The idea that ...

The 10 Best Music Business Books (2022)

The 10 Best Music Business Books (2022)

The music business can be very overwhelming to wrap your head around. Luckily, there are plenty of great books to help you navigate the music industry and will help you understand record labels, royalties, music marketing, music publishing, and much more.  Here is my pick of the top 10 music business books that I ...

Is Classical Music Copyrighted?

Is Classical Music Copyrighted?

Because most classical music was created decades ago, most people assume that it does not fall under copyright law. However, this is not true. Classical music has copyright laws, and also, one has to understand how copyright works for all this to make sense.Many countries around the world have a rule that if the ...

What is BMI Music? (Is it Important?)

What is BMI Music? (Is it Important?)

A Performance Rights Organization (PRO) such as BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is an organization that targets the business side of music. It's in charge of collecting revenue when a song is broadcast or performed publicly. You're a music artist, and your work is out there. That means businesses and radio stations ...

Is a Music Degree Worth It?

Is a Music Degree Worth It?

A music degree can be very useful if you’re serious about building a music career. However, they are not required for many different jobs in the music industry, where practical experience is often seen as a more important factor. A music degree is not even required for many sought after jobs such as music ...

How Many Seconds of Copyrighted Music Can I Use?

How Many Seconds of Copyrighted Music Can I Use?

You can’t use copyrighted music in your content, even if you use only 5, 10, or 30 seconds of it. There’s no such thing as “fair use” that allows you to use copyrighted music without getting a license or permission from the owner. It’s a typical internet myth that got a lot of people into copyright disputes. ...

Can You Play Copyrighted Music on Twitch?

Can You Play Copyrighted Music on Twitch?

You cannot play music on twitch if you don’t have a license to play it. You can play music where you have a license to play it, by using public or open-source licensed music, or where you’ve received permission to use it. Alternatively, you can also use “Soundtrack By Twitch” music.Streaming while using copyright ...

How to Find a Music Producer (10 Tips)

How to Find a Music Producer (10 Tips)

Whether you are in a band, a solo artist, or like to do everything by yourself, sometimes it’s easy to lose perspective of your music. This is when a music producer can be your fairy godmother and elevate your music to the next level.  Also, as a musician, you have your strengths and your weaknesses. Having a ...

“I Do Not Own the Rights to This Music”

“I Do Not Own the Rights to This Music”

Writing “I Do Not Own the Rights to This Music” in the description of a Youtube video, social media post, or any other place online is not a valid way to get out of copyright infringement. If you want to use copyrighted music in your work, content, or projects, then you need permission to use the music. You can ...

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