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Royalties

Few Points About BMI Music Royalties for Songwriters and Publishers

  If you’re a songwriter or publisher with BMI, or you’re thinking of joining BMI, this post is for you. It simply collects royalties for publishers and songwriters. What Is BMI? Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is a performing rights organization (PRO). It represents...

Songtradr Review: Everything You Need to Know

If you are reading this, you probably already know about "sync licensing." If you don't, then head over to this amazing podcast with Vo Williams: "Hip Hop Artist with over 1,000 TV, Film and Video Game placements." Listening to the podcast...

YouTube Content ID is a Scam

YouTube and the major labels and publishers are in cahoots. YouTube knows its Content ID claiming system is far from perfect, but it’s the best we got.

The MLC is Sitting On $423 Million, How Songwriters Can Claim It

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) came out of the Music Modernization Act (MMA). Wow there were a lot of buzz words and phrases you may have never heard of in that first sentence. To not get into the weeds of how...

How Much Each Distributor Pays For Spotify and Apple Music

All streams are not treated equally. How much Spotify and Apple Music pay for a stream varies on many factors. There are around 800 different pay rates for each stream on Spotify. Some of the variables include: Country/Territory of the listener ...

If Spotify Won’t Pay More, They Should Give Us More Data

I’ll say it. And I’m going to get shit for it.  The comment from the CEO of Spotify, Daniel Ek, “you can’t record music every 3-4 years anymore” got blown way out of proportion. I actually did a full podcast...

Session Musicians’ Money Stolen by the Union Meant to Protect Them

If you’ve ever played on a recording as a hired gun, you are entitled to more than just the check you got for the session. You are guaranteed (up to) 5% of all the performance royalties that recording ever makes....

How To Get All Your Music Royalties: ASCAP, BMI, PRS, SoundExchange, PROs and the Rest

Music royalties and a deep dive into how to get your rightful share. Artists, songwriters, composers - this is everything you need to know about money in music.

How Do Producer and Songwriter Splits Work

A detailed breakdown of how songwriter and producers split up song ownership.

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How To Claim Your Artist Profile & Make The Most of [Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Pandora] “For Artists”

If you’ve had music on Spotify for more than a few years, you remember the days of muddling through...
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