Consider your own financial needs when it comes to working and pricing appropriately when someone asks, “What do you charge for a music gig?” Read the post.
Changes included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could have a meaningful impact for working musicians — some will keep money in your pocket, others won’t. Read the post.
When a potential client asks, “what do you charge?” for a music gig or service, it’s not always easy to know what to say. Here are some guidelines to help you quote with confidence. Read the post.
If earning a living as a professional guitar player is your dream, it means establishing a stable and regular income, probably from multiple sources. Read the post.
If you need to collaborate with others to make your project come alive, when do you look locally and when do you search beyond? Here are some guidelines to help you decide when remote musical collaboration is right for your project. Read the post.
When I realized my latest recording project needed live strings to add the energy and timbre the song needed, I ended up collaborating with a cellist from Toronto, with stellar results. Read the post.
At different stages of your career, you may find yourself collaborating with musically inexperienced partners. These tips can help you engage in constructive communication with non-musical collaborators. Read the post.
SoundExchange has paid out more than $5 billion to its more than 155,000 members since its founding in 2000. Do you have SoundExchange royalties waiting for you? Read the post.
In a follow up to our Work For Hire post that looked at these agreements from the producer’s perspective, this post gives advice to musicians being asked to perform/record and sign a WFH contract. Read the post.
If you have an instrument and an original idea, you can write a great song. Producing a great song is another thing. Songwriters can connect with a network of collaborators to boost the professionalism of their recordings — here are tips when hiring musicians online. Read the post.
If you’re hiring musicians (or other contributors) to work on a music project, these tips from a music industry lawyer can help you navigate a Work For Hire agreement. Read the post.
You’ve put together a great set of music and you’re ready to perform. How do you make a connection and impress a talent buyer to book you for a high-profile gig? Read More.
Copyright termination is giving music artists the opportunity to reclaim the rights to their songs. The stories of Duran Duran, Paul McCartney and The Village People’s Victor Willis tell the tale. Read More.
If you are playing gigs, are you sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table? If you are writing songs, how can you best prepare so you’re not missing out on future income? The following management tips can help any musicians, songwriters, or producers make more money and better manage their material down the road. Read More.
It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz of your music career taking flight, so here are five reality checks to ensure a record deal and label are a good fit. Read More.