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How to Collect Both Kinds of Music Royalties

By Ken Consor from the SonicBids Blog. As streaming has become increasingly important in today’s music market, it is imperative to understand how streams turn into publishing royalties - and of course, how to get those royalties into your wallet. Let’s divide streaming into two different types: Interactive and Non-Interactive. These are defined by the listener’s ...

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What You Need to Know About Music License Agreements Before Signing

By Alex Ploegsma from the SonicBids Blog. With synchronization becoming an increasingly important revenue stream for musicians, it’s vital that artists understand how these agreements work – and more importantly, how they can maximize their benefits. I could write for hours on all the intricacies of these contracts, but I’ve broken it down into just the ...

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5 Musings from a Digital Music Exec Who's Been Doing This a Long Time and Isn't Even That Old

Guest post from Robb McDaniels, Founder and CEO, INgrooves Music Group. I have been at the helm of INgrooves Music Group for nearly twelve years now, and have largely chosen to keep my head down and mouth shut (must be that New England upbringing).  But once in a while, it is necessary to speak up and ...

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How to Promote Your Band with Your Own Postage Stamps

While it's easy for famous dead people to get on stamps, what about the living? Especially those with unique marketing needs that require them to find ways to connect directly in a meaningful manner with their fans. That's why I think putting your band's pics on postage stamps and sending, at the least, a unique postcard ...

All About Jazz Launches Three New Advertising Services: Video of the Day, Soundcloud Player of the Week and Big Bopper

All About Jazz has developed three highly effective advertising opportunities by leveraging YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter and its tremendous website reach. Video of the Day Presented at the very top of media.allaboutjazz.com (and stretching 1,000 pixels wide—see sample screen), an advertiser's video is featured for one day on the media home page, on the All About ...

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Who Gets Paid from Radio Play?

By Ken Consor of Songtrust. When you hear a song on the radio, who gets paid? It’s probably not who you think. Today, we’re going to answer your questions and squash one of the most common misconceptions in the royalties/music publishing world. Let’s start with an example: Remember Britney Spears “…Baby One More Time”, the international ...

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5 Recording Tips for Vinyl Releases

If you're thinking about putting out a vinyl album there's a lot to consider. The turnaround time for production takes longer and extra things need to be done during the recording process. PledgeMusic has a nice post looking at some of these issues. In addition to scheduling concerns and making sure you know what things cost ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Crowdfunding and Album Delivery with Your Own Album Campaign

One of the most powerful aspects of crowdfunding is the direct connections to fans that make it possible. But too many crowdfunding campaigns default to an old school music industry model that even the music industry has been leaving behind. First you get the money and make a lot of noise, then you retreat into the ...

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Why the Press is Ignoring Your Band's Outreach

By Jhoni Jackson from the SonicBids Blog. Here’s the scenario: You’ve meticulously crafted the perfect press email and sent it out to various journalists, but you’ve gotten zero replies. Now what? Before you send a follow-up, review this list of possible explanations as to why you haven’t scored a story. If you can self-diagnose before trying ...

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CD Baby Adds Free Customized Music Players

CD Baby has added free customizable online music players. Users build playlists from any tracks in their CD Baby account and embed them on their sites, as well as those of bloggers and fans. A “buy" button takes fans to CD Baby to complete the transaction. Key Features & An Intro Video   Create Custom playlists ...


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