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How Much Do Artists Really Earn Online?

Ever wonder how much artists really earn from those millions of streams on Spotify? Ever wonder how much you as an independent artist need to sell or stream in order to make a living off of your music? Wonder no … Continue reading

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The Human Voice and Singing

The human voice is a means of communication as old as the human race itself. Since the first ape’s sound, aimed at warning others about approaching predators, every sound emitted by the human vocal apparatus has been full of meaning … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Eames of PEN Music Group

Founded in 1994, PEN is a full-service independent music publishing company with a worldwide presence who is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2014. PEN offers efficiency and personal attention as a boutique company. With PEN’s A-list music contacts in film, … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Music and Avoid Legal Pitfalls

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed for My Music Masterclass about how musicians can protect their music, avoid some common legal pitfalls, and more. The video is available for a temporary stream or permanent download HERE. My Music … Continue reading

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Copyright Registrar Supports Artists at ASCAP Meeting

On November 6, 2013, Maria Pallante visited the ASCAP offices to discuss copyright reform. Pallante, the Registrar of Copyrights, said: “Congress has a duty to keep authors in its mind’s eye, including songwriters…A law that does not provide for authors … Continue reading

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The Beatles on iTunes with “New” releases Today

“New” Beatles’ songs are available on iTunes Today… Apple with this move secures its rights on Beatles’ songs and prevents other companies from profiting off of the English band’s music. You can read more about it here.

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Wanna know how to generate Massive Online Buzz? Ask Beyoncé!

Reaching out to people has always been every artist’s concern. How to draw people’s attention? Today, with the Internet and Social Networks like Facebook and Twitter a lot of things have changed. So if you want to promote yourself the … Continue reading

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U.K. Extends Copyright Protection for Sound Recordings

Billboard reports the U.K. has extended its copyright provisions for sound recordings, changing the term of protection from 50 to 70 years. This twenty year extension will benefit performing artists, and of course, record labels. The extension applies only to … Continue reading

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Artists Fed Up With Low Streaming Royalties — Threaten to Sue Labels

International music artists are fed up with low streaming royalty payments, and fed up with the labels getting a bigger cut of those royalties than the artists receive. Warner and Universal Music are now facing possible lawsuits from artists unless … Continue reading

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5 Music Companies That Will Disappear Within 5 Years

Paul Reskinoff predicts that Pandora, one major label, Spotify, Live Nation, and MySpace will all be just a memory within the next five years. Why? According to Reskinoff, Pandora does not have a sustainable business model and its founder Tim … Continue reading

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