Tag: ASCAP

  • How RJD2 Builds Ideas Into Tracks (Video)

    How RJD2 Builds Ideas Into Tracks (Video)

    In this post courtesy of From Samples to Songs, RJD2 breaks down his thought processes for turning sampled idea kernels into full songs.

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  • Why This Is the Year to Finally Pay Attention to Music Conferences

    Why This Is the Year to Finally Pay Attention to Music Conferences

    Why this year looks to be shaping up to be “The Year of the Music Conference” for independent musicians of all kinds.

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  • How to Set Up a Publishing Company With Your PRO

    How to Set Up a Publishing Company With Your PRO

    Publishing companies aren’t 20-storey buildings downtown anymore, every songwriter and producer should have their own. Here’s how to start.

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  • Know Your Rights: A Simple Guide to Digital Royalties

    Know Your Rights: A Simple Guide to Digital Royalties

    We asked our friends over at TuneCore to write up a simple guide to digital royalties, so musicians can start collecting the royalties they’re due.

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  • What Is a Personal Publishing Entity?

    What Is a Personal Publishing Entity?

    What’s the difference between a writer’s share and a publisher’s share, and why is it important to control your own publishing rights? Find out here.

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  • Covering and Sampling: The Basics

    Covering and Sampling: The Basics

    + Learn to create and arrange original, instrumental hip-hop music from sampling pioneer RJD2 himself in his new course on Soundfly, RJD2: From Samples to Songs. Despite its deep roots in musical tradition, covering and sampling other artists’ work is a sticky topic. Some songwriters have no issue with drawing inspiration from existing songs and sounds, while others […]

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  • 11 Music Conferences to Keep Your Eye on in 2018

    11 Music Conferences to Keep Your Eye on in 2018

    One of the coolest things about this industry of ours is all of the incredible and unique connections you can make with others who have also chosen to pursue their passions and create careers out of their love of music. The opportunity to network is all around you — at local shows, at in-person meetups, […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 5: Write a Song for an Artist You Don’t Like

    Quick Tracks Nº 5: Write a Song for an Artist You Don’t Like

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. This week, we’ve got another […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 3: Write in a Style You’ve Never Used Before

    Quick Tracks Nº 3: Write in a Style You’ve Never Used Before

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. It’s so easy, as a […]

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  • Your Composition, Your Money: Songwriting Royalties Explained

    Your Composition, Your Money: Songwriting Royalties Explained

    The above video was taken from Soundfly’s free course, How to Get All the Royalties You Never Knew Existed, taught by Ari Herstand. Sign up for access to the full course content. There’s a lot going on in the world of music publishing and artist royalties, but how do songwriters collect the money they deserve? […]

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