Tag: Music copyright

  • Why and How to Copyright Your Original Music

    Why and How to Copyright Your Original Music

    In this climate of increasing lawsuits, protecting your intellectual musical property is becoming an essential tool in the songwriter’s toolkit. Learn more.

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  • 5 Music Copyright Cases Every Songwriter Should Know About

    5 Music Copyright Cases Every Songwriter Should Know About

    Take a tour of 5 important copyright infringement cases in music history to learn about the decisions that helped shape how we look at songwriting today.

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  • What Is ‘Subconscious Plagiarism?’ Just Ask George Harrison

    What Is ‘Subconscious Plagiarism?’ Just Ask George Harrison

    + Improve your songwriting with Soundfly! Explore our range of courses on emotional chord progressions, basic songwriting technique, songwriting for producers, and many more. Subscribe for unlimited access here. Late in the summer of 1976, as a matter of fact it was 42 years ago today, the man known as the “quiet Beatle” made quite a stir when he was […]

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  • An Examination of the Songwriter and Music Publisher Relationship

    An Examination of the Songwriter and Music Publisher Relationship

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. We will now examine the music publisher and its exclusive publishing agreement with a songwriter. In addition to the standard exclusive publishing agreement explored below, there are […]

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  • 7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    Being a musician is a full-time job. You chose to pursue this journey because of your desire to write, experiment, and perform — not to chase club promoters or make pitches to media outlets. And while being an independent artist is empowering, it doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. As many artists start […]

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  • 5 Royalty Streams Every Indie Artist Should Know

    5 Royalty Streams Every Indie Artist Should Know

    With the rise of music distributors and digital music aggregators, it has never been easier for an indie artist to release and monetize their music across the global digital music ecosystem. The Digital Music Era has significantly lowered the barriers to entry to the top outlets for music search and discovery; and startup entrepreneurs continue to develop […]

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  • Law and Order: 6 of the Most Famous Musical Court Cases and Who Won Them

    Law and Order: 6 of the Most Famous Musical Court Cases and Who Won Them

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Most music fans don’t associate their favorite bands with the judicial system, except maybe for Justice, but famous lawsuits and court cases over the past hundred years continue […]

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  • Music Publishing News: Spotify’s Revenue Rises, Songwriters Win Big Globally

    Music Publishing News: Spotify’s Revenue Rises, Songwriters Win Big Globally

    By Songtrust We asked our friends over at Songtrust to compile a monthly round up of everything that happened in the wide world of music publishing. They are the experts in the subject — Songtrust works tirelessly to simplify royalty collection for artists — so it’s only best if you get it straight from the source! Without further […]

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  • How to Legally Cover a Song

    How to Legally Cover a Song

    Perhaps inspired by the recent rash of high-profile copyright cases, a bunch of our favorite music blogs have lately been providing interesting tips for legally recording and performing covers of other musician’s songs. Unlike the more complicated forms of musical imitation involved in those lawsuits, covering a song is actually quite straightforward. A “cover” is a new performance of […]

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