Tag: publishing

  • 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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  • From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats

    From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats

    Physical formats have only been around since the 1870s — but in that relatively short amount of time, we’ve managed to come up with some pretty bizarre ways to release music. Each format on this list had its moment of usefulness. But looking back might make you ask “what were we thinking?” Regardless of how obsolete […]

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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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  • Entrepreneurship in Music: Diggers Factory

    Entrepreneurship in Music: Diggers Factory

        Entrepreneurship in Music Series: 013     DIGGERS FACTORY Founder Alexis Castiel Diggers Factory is an online vinyl pre-order and production service built like a crowdfunding platform and with an international network of digital “crate-diggers” to back it up. Founder Alexis Castiel actually calls it “a community platform,” as it offers fans and professionals a chance to work […]

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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 Make a Music Supervisor Happy: Be Prepared with Instrumentals & Alt Mixes

    How to Make a Music Supervisor Happy: Be Prepared with Instrumentals & Alt Mixes

    Scoring that lucrative sync license is the goal of many artists today. Make sure you’re prepared with the proper tracks when the opportunity strikes.

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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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