There are downsides to being an independent artist, but there are so many incredible advantages, as well. We look at the pros and cons of signing a record deal versus staying independent. Read the post
With the right technology, strategies, and planning, indie artists can record and produce amazing music anywhere. Read the post
The fifth and final chapter in our series on maximizing music revenue with your songwriting and recording focuses on the various final versions and formats you can create and the different ways you can promote and earn money with them. Read the post.
Part four of our series on maximizing music revenue with your songwriting and recording takes you behind-the-scenes to document and monetize the recording process, not just the recordings. 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.
The final track you release to the public is just the start when it comes to making money with songwriting. Read on for ideas to tap additional revenue streams, generate greater publicity, and protect your music. Read the post.
Song lyrics are not poems put to music. Lyrics can be poetic and should be interesting, but there’s power in conversational lyrics that sound like something the character in your song would actually say. 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.
Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg gives advice about starting a business teaching music lessons. Read the post.
It’s tax season, and if you’re a working musician, don’t forget to write off all of your music-related expenses so you can lower your taxes and keep more of the money you earned. Read the post.
As 2021 approaches, we’re sharing the Top 10 articles of 2020 that Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan, AKA the “Music Money Guys,” contributed with a focus on making money with your music. Read the post.
While a producer may get points on your sound recording, is he or she entitled to a share of the composition (songwriting) royalties? It depends on how they’ve contributed. Read the post.
A music producer can be an essential part of the creative process, but make sure you know how the compensation structure works before you start your project. Read the post.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll dive into what points and when a producer should get point. But let’s start with the basics: What is the difference between a producer and an engineer? Read the post.