What The Right Music Marketing Agency Can Do For You

Starting a career in music, you’d need to let people know first that you exist. It doesn’t matter if you have the songwriting talent of Dylan, the chops of Vai, or the crooning voice of Sinatra – if no one knows you exist, your music would fall – not on deaf ears – but on…

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What Do Music Publishers Do Anyway?

As you do your research on the business side of music, no doubt you’ve come across the term “music publisher.” You might have an idea what managers or booking agents do, but music publishers? In a way, the publishers in the music industry work pretty much the same as book publishers. They both work with…

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Getting Into The Music Business

Every musician has dreams of making it big. But what does it take to break into the music business? If you are thinking of going professional, you need to establish yourself. It doesn’t matter if you plan on going full-time or part-time, to make it into the business, it is imperative that people get to…

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MBP003 : How To Copyright Songs On Your Album

Welcome to Episode 3 of The Music Business podcast. In this episode, we look at how to copyright songs on your album. Listen to the Audio In this episode James talks about: Music copyright basics US music copyright UK music copyright Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think. Sponsors Lynda.com  Audible.com  Transcript Aloha, Ola,…

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MBP002 : How To Contact The Media To Promote Your Album

Welcome to Episode 2 of The Music Business podcast. In this episode, we look at how to contact the media to promote your album. Listen to the Audio In this episode James talks about: Pre-Launch Marketing of your Album Album Launch Marketing Post-Launch Promotion of your Album Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think.…

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MBP001 : How To Retroactively Claim Mechanical and Performance Royalties

How To Retroactively Claim Royalties

Welcome to Episode 1 of The Music Business podcast. In this episode, we look at how to claim mechanical and performance royalties. Listen to the Audio In this episode James talks about: Back claiming on royalties PRS for Music BMI MCPS Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think. Sponsors Lynda.com  Audible.com  Transcript Hello, my…

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10 Music Business Ideas for Non-Musicians

The music industry is one filled with adventure and excitement. For musicians, being an established talent is the main goal. It doesn’t matter if it’s to become a rockstar, pop icon, diva, a chair in the orchestra, or a traveling busker. What matters is to have the ability to share one’s music and have the…

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Recording Music Demos – The Quick and Dirty Way

Your band is on a roll, you’re getting gigs at local bars and events, you’ve written enough songs to fill two albums’ worth, but you have one problem – the people who need to hear your music, don’t. Gigs at bars and events are one thing, but getting noticed by people in the industry is…

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Music Copyright – The Bundle of Rights

Musicians have a tendency to create music – can’t blame them, it’s in their blood. If you are reading this, chances are you are one. But with all the music you create, did you ever stop and think about your rights to it? In this video, James talks about music copyright, specifically, the bundle of…

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The Search For The Perfect Music Business School

So So you’re on a search for the perfect music business school? Before anything else, let me spoil things for you by saying there is no one perfect school. Everyone has their own needs and wants from a school, so to go look for that one perfect school would be a fruitless endeavor. What’s perfect…

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