We live in a streaming world — yet revenues from physical media (i.e., CDs and vinyl LPs) continue to grow every year. Read the post.
There’s news that Spotify may be getting into concert ticket sales. The app already knows what music you like — so, is this good for music artists? Read the post.
Let me tell you a little secret… the reason you’re not seeing streaming revenue is because no one is discovering your recordings. Read the post.
The Copyright Royalty Board announced plans to increase the mechanical royalty rates for product sales, which is great for songwriters. But will streaming rates do the same? Read the post.
The music industry has long had a royalty distribution problem, AKA the infamous “black box,” which represents hundreds of millions in mechanical royalties collected on behalf of publishers and songwriters who have not been paid because they cannot be tracked down. Read the post.
CD sales are up for the first time in over a decade, and we take a dive into the DIY market to explore the details of what’s being hailed as a CD revival. Read the post.
Let’s take a look back at the year in review and go out on a limb for what could happen in 2022. We’re in unpredictable territory, but there are encouraging trends in the music industry. Read the post
These five questions are ones a record label needs answers to if you hope to get attention and a potential deal. Read the post
Getting your music discovered, played, and featured on playlists on streaming services is well within your reach. Use these techniques to get your music played. Read the post
Getting signed to a major label is a dream come true, right? Well, there are definite advantages, but your chances of career success are somewhere way south of guaranteed. Read the post.
In part three of our series on making money with your songwriting and recording, we explore ideas to restructure how you record music so you can make more money from the recording process. Read the post.
In part two of our series on maximizing your recording studio income, we focus on the raw sounds you’ve created and how you can monetize them. Read the post.
One approach to making money with music is to focus on business customers. Check out these revenue streams which don’t require any audience or fans. Read the post.
The new Mechanical Licensing Collective collects digital audio mechanical royalties from download and streaming services. Learn about the collective and see if you qualify to sign up so you can receive these new music royalties. Read the post.
In the continuing democratization of the music industry, Spotify and other streaming sites are spreading the wealth as more artists are getting their share of the pie every year. Read the post.