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The 10 Top Music Sync Licensing Companies

The 10 Top Music Sync Licensing Companies

Music sync licensing companies provide content creators with the right to use a given piece of music in their production. The vast majority of music that is used in media is copyright protected. Consequently, creators must pay a licensing fee in order to incorporate a specific song in their work. Music licensing ...

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Is TikTok Bad for the Music Industry?

Is TikTok Bad for the Music Industry?

TikTok does a lot of good things for the music industry, but it harms music as a whole by incentivizing the proliferation of fake viral hits, being based on an unfair revenue system, having too much power over music creators, and creating shorter attention spans by being extremely addictive. There's still a lot ...

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What Is The Future of Music?

What Is The Future of Music?

The future of music will be tied to technological advancements such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and immersive 360º sound systems. It will privilege user experience and multimedia projects over conventions such as the studio album. Finally, it will pave the way for the emergence of new genres. That's, of ...

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The Worst Music Industry Scams (What to Watch Out For)

The Worst Music Industry Scams (What to Watch Out For)

Music industry scams generally involve advanced payments made by artists to fake or ill-intended record labels, A&Rs, managers, producers, audio engineers, and promoters. Absurd contract deals and fake music services (such as useless music websites) are other common examples of music industry scams. If you're ...

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BMI vs ASCAP vs SESAC – What’s the Difference?

BMI vs ASCAP vs SESAC – What’s the Difference?

BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC are three performance rights organizations (PROs) based in the United States. Any artist or publisher can join BMI and ASCAP by paying a sign-up fee, while SESAC is an invitation-only PRO. They're in charge of collecting licensing fees that are redistributed quarterly. Every time a song is ...

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How Much Do Rappers Charge For Features?

How Much Do Rappers Charge For Features?

Famous rappers charge anywhere between $100K and $1 million for a feature. Their fee may vary depending on the number of verses and other factors. Unknown rappers can charge as little as $2K or less for a feature. However, not all features involving rappers (popular or unknown) are paid. Features are extremely ...

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How Long Are Concerts?

How Long Are Concerts?

Concerts typically last anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours, with an intermission of 15 minutes in the middle of the concert. However, there are no hard rules when it comes to how long concerts last. A concert can be very short or long depending on various factors. However, when it comes to festivals, set times ...

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How Long Does It Take To Make An Album?

How Long Does It Take To Make An Album?

In extremis, making an album can take anywhere between 24 hours and more than a decade. On average, though, albums take anywhere between one and six months to complete (as far as the music is concerned). The whole process of releasing an album is more demanding and usually takes one to three years. There's an old ...

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Is Music Streaming Good for Artists?

Is Music Streaming Good for Artists?

Music streaming benefits artists because it provides them with an audience-building platform to promote and earn from their work. On the other hand, it hurts musicians due to its questionable division of payments, negative creative pressures, and biased algorithms. There's no denying that streaming changed the ...

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What’s the Average Length of a Song? (2023)

What’s the Average Length of a Song? (2023)

The average length of a song can change over time, but the most recent Billboard Hot 100 data suggests that popular songs are, on average, 3 minutes and 30 seconds long. The average length of a song increased by more than 100 seconds between 1950 and 1990 but has decreased by 20 seconds since 2014. It's virtually ...

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What Does a Ghost Producer Do?

What Does a Ghost Producer Do?

Ghost producers create music for other artists without being credited for the final product. Ghost producers can collaborate with artists in many ways: they can create entire tracks, contribute with just a few corrections, or sing and play instruments without being credited for their performance. The concept of a ...

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Do People Still Buy CDs?

Do People Still Buy CDs?

People still buy CDs, and the format is on the rise for the first time since the start of the millennium. While CDs are far from being the fastest-growing format of recorded music today (that title belongs to vinyl), many music collectors still buy CDs and there are plenty of new CD releases out. In many ways, CDs ...

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