Don’t Forget Your Royalty Checks

In the haste to reach the top of the music charts, many musicians will run right past a huge windfall of money without ever blinking an eye. That windfall is the Royalty Check. What’s a Royalty Check? In many intellectual industries, like writing, art or music, a royalty is paid to the creator of the [...]

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You Too Can Start an Independent Record Label

It’s no big secret, the trick of how to start a record label definitely involves some cash and most definitely involves some talent. If you want to know the secret to how to start and run your own label then here it is, talent. You have to have something to sell your business pitch with. [...]

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How To Start Your Own Record Label and Take Your Career to a New Level

One of the keys to your success as a musician is, knowing how to start your own record label. Sometimes this can be quite a challenge you will need to think carefully and long term before taking any decisions. Your name will in effect be your business name and as such it will need to [...]

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Keep Pushing! The Key To Success

So Ty posted something on his Facebook status yesterday that really hit home. It was a motivational quote that read “It’s okay to try and fail but it’s not okay to fail to try.” Important words there. We all try things that don’t work out. In fact, the music business is largely an exercise in [...]

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Challenge Yourself, How Giving Yourself a Challenge Can Improve Your Music

Have you ever noticed how some bands seem to perpetually move forward in their careers, seemingly with ease, while other bands remain stagnant with no real progress for years or they make one good album and then disappear from the scene? It may be more than simple luck. It could be their approach to their [...]

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Music Copyrights and the Different Types of Rights

According to the Copyright Act of 1976, copyright is created when a composition is “fixed in any tangible medium of expression.” In other words, as soon as you write down lyrics or record a riff on a CD or download it onto your computer, copyright is established. As a matter of course, you should always [...]

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How to Avoid Music Publishing Scams

If you are an inspiring musician or songwriter, you have probably seen ads claiming to make you a star… for a fee. The truth is that making your way into the music industry is difficult, and many scammers have taken created what seems to be the perfect break-in opportunity. If you have doubts whether an [...]

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