Tag: SESAC

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Music Publishing News: Apple Seeks to Break the Mold with Higher Streaming Royalties

    Music Publishing News: Apple Seeks to Break the Mold with Higher Streaming Royalties

    By Songtrust We’ve 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 ado, […]

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  • The Great PRO Round Up: What Is a PRO and Why Should You Affiliate?

    The Great PRO Round Up: What Is a PRO and Why Should You Affiliate?

    If you’re a songwriter or a creator-of-musical-goods, then you’ve probably heard someone reference a PRO before. It might have sounded like music industry jargon, which, technically, it is… Or perhaps you’re already familiar with the concept of a PRO but are unsure of which one to join and where to start. Well, this article is […]

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  • The Songwriter’s Guide to Nashville

    The Songwriter’s Guide to Nashville

    So you’ve made the decision: You’re going to visit Nashville. You’re a songwriter or an artist or a band, and you’ve heard some amazing stories coming out of Music City. You’re thinking it’s high time to check out this rhinestone studded, boot scootin’ music mecca that everyone is talking about. Congratulations on making the latest big decision […]

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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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RJD2: From Samples to Songs