Holiday Sales – Do Something Special

The Christmas/holiday season is the time when retailers make the bulk of the their yearly sales and profits, and the music industry is no different. CD and music sales peak in the last months of the year, and whether you have a holiday theme to your album or a Christmas song added to your playlist or not, there are plenty of things you can do to make the holidays translate to a profitable season for you and your act. Read more…

Licensing FAQ – presented by Disc Makers and Limelight

Any time you reproduce and distribute a recording of a composition you did not write – and that is not in the public domain – you need a mechanical license. Mechanical licenses are issued by the owner or controller of the composition, typically publishers, acting on behalf of songwriters or composers. Basically, this is a royalty payment to the songwriter (or more correctly, the copyright owner) for allowing you the use of the composition. Read more…