Tag: music publishers

  • Collaborative Songwriting: A Quick and Dirty Introduction to Using Split Sheets

    Collaborative Songwriting: A Quick and Dirty Introduction to Using Split Sheets

    Don’t let a “handshake agreement” destroy your chances of collecting royalties on a song that goes viral. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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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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  • The Truth About Advances

    The Truth About Advances

    Advances for musicians to get a leg up on their projects with external support may seem tempting but they almost always come with strings attached.

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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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  • Understanding Split Sheets and Lyric Sheets

    Understanding Split Sheets and Lyric Sheets

    + 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. Songwriters should know how to show off their work with the best advantage and how to make sure they are paid for their work. While […]

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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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  • What’s the Difference Between Mechanical and Performance Royalties?

    What’s the Difference Between Mechanical and Performance Royalties?

    + What are you working on? Share your musical goals with us and we’ll help you develop a plan to achieve them! Learn more about Soundfly Mentorship here. Almost every musician knows they can make some money off playing a gig or selling CDs, but not every musician knows the difference between each revenue stream, nor […]

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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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  • How to Make a Music Supervisor Happy: Choose Your Words Wisely

    How to Make a Music Supervisor Happy: Choose Your Words Wisely

    Scoring that lucrative sync license is the goal of many artists today. Here are some tips for making sure your lyrics and titles win the client over!

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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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RJD2: From Samples to Songs