Tag: PRO

  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Start Getting Your Music Licensed – Industry Insiders Share Their Secrets

    How to Start Getting Your Music Licensed – Industry Insiders Share Their Secrets

    Sync licensing opens up a whole world of revenue and exposure for your music. Here are key tips from industry pros on how to secure placements and get paid.

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  • STOP! Do You Know the Difference Between Getting Paid as an ‘Artist’ and a ‘Songwriter’?

    STOP! Do You Know the Difference Between Getting Paid as an ‘Artist’ and a ‘Songwriter’?

    The above video appears in Ari Herstand’s new, free course, How to Get All the Royalties You Never Knew Existed, on Soundfly. Ari’s hand gestures aside, what we just saw in the video above is really, really important if you’re a singer-songwriter or performing artist who writes and performs your own work. So many artists miss out […]

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  • Music Publishing News: Global Music Copyright Revenue Growing by Almost $1 Billion Annually

    Music Publishing News: Global Music Copyright Revenue Growing by Almost $1 Billion Annually

    By Songtrust Every month, our friends at Songtrust compile a round-up of the most noteworthy developments in music publishing. Catch up on all the industry news in our Music Publishing News archive! Nielsen purchases Gracenote for $560 million (in cash). Nielsen Co. has purchased Tribune Media Co.’s Gracenote video, music, and sports for $560 million. Metadata giant Gracenote, […]

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  • Music Publishing News: Amazon and Google Under Fire for Not Paying Songwriters

    Music Publishing News: Amazon and Google Under Fire for Not Paying Songwriters

    By Songtrust Every month, our friends at Songtrust compile a monthly round up of the most noteworthy developments in music publishing. Catch up on all the industry news in our Music Publishing News archive! APRA AMCOS reports record revenues. Australian collecting society APRA AMCOS reported revenue of ⅓ of a billion Australian dollars for its financial year 2015-2016. […]

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  • 5 Alternative Ways to Make Money from Your Music

    5 Alternative Ways to Make Money from Your Music

    By Nicholas Rubright In today’s environment where music is consumed mostly from streaming and free sources, making money from music sales seems like a thing of the past. CD sales were replaced by downloads fees, which are now being replaced by royalties from music streaming, often worth less than the checks they’re written on. While free […]

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  • 4 Tips for Songwriters Looking for Artists to Record Their Songs

    4 Tips for Songwriters Looking for Artists to Record Their Songs

    + 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. The goal of many a songwriter is to find artists to sing our material. And there are few things more thrilling than when you hear your music come to life. The first […]

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