13 merch table basics for bands: if you're not doing #5, you're missing out on sales
Whether you're doing a regional tour of 600-seater halls or playing monthly at a local coffee shop, your merch booth probably isn't the first thing on your mind when you
How to Start Your Own Music Publishing Company
Some songwriters establish a music publishing company with the intention of publishing only their own material. Songwriters who retain their publishing rights earn both the writer’s share and the publisher’s share of any income their songs generate. In addition to earning twice the money, the other major benefit to self-publishing is…
Album Release Countdown: How to Promote Your New Album
This is an excerpt from 'Countdown to Maximum Exposure,' a free PDF guide written by IndieGuide.com and CD Baby for musicians who are preparing to release a new album within
Songwriting - How to Easily Write a Strong Melody
Video explains how to quickly and easily create melodies for songs. Write a melody using this technique. Songwriting - How to Easily Write a Strong Melody
How Music Publishing Works
Music publishing, songwriter royalties, and you Music publishing is one of the least understood — and most important — aspects of the whole music business. It's how songwriters earn the
What Kinds of Songs Work Best for TV and Film Placements — and How Do You Find Them?
I asked this question to ten industry professionals who have great track records placing music in television shows and films. Their answers reveal some interesting information about the kinds of songs with which they typically have the most success—and the sources they use to find those songs. 1. The songs…
How to Write and Sell Your Songs
Ever wonder why some songwriters get life-changing, rags-to-riches record deals while others with incredible talent and style seem to toil in obscurity? The crucial difference may be that one songwriter knows how to sell himself, while the...
Why We Create Music [Film] - Collaborative Score - Ne-Yo Lady Antebellum Aloe Blacc
http://ASCAP100.com ASCAP hits its 100-year milestone on February 13th, 2014. For an entire century, the leading US performing rights organization has made i...
Music Licensing In TV And Films
Free resources for songwriters who want to learn how to license their music in TV, Films, Video Games and Advertising. Free articles, videos, interviews, ebooks, newsletter and other resources from Berklee Alumnus Aaron Davison all about music licensing.
How to Legally Sell Downloads of Cover Songs
Firstly, let us say that if you are planning to sell a cover song, CD Baby has partnered with Loudr to provide the quickest and most convenient way to secure
Nashville Songwriting, by award winning songwriter and producer Jerry Cupit, is a comprehensive learning manual that is the direct result of his 17 years of active working experience in the music industry. Nashville Songwriting describes in detail: song structure, lyric and melody information, the Nashville Number system, copyright information, sample contracts, music publisher listings, songwriting organization listings, do's and don'ts of the music industry and music business etiquette.
ASCAP: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers membership association of U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the…