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Homage or Fromage? The “Blurred Lines” between musical influence and copyright infringement

By CD Baby [This article was written by Rob Filomena, CD Baby’s Director of Music Publishing.] What’s the difference between being influenced by a song and stealing one outright? A case involving a dispute between some very well known tunes… Continue Reading

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4 royalties you’re probably missing (even if you’re registered with ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC)

By Chris Robley If you’ve affiliated yourself as a songwriter with a performing rights organization (such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC) and registered all your songs, you’ve taken an important first step in collecting the publishing royalties you’re owed. That… Continue Reading

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5 things every musician should know about copyright

By Guest Blogger Copyright law tends to get thrown under the bus in favor of more interesting topics like marketing and social media, but it’s actually one of the most important things to understand as an indie musician. Think about… Continue Reading

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When you hear a song on the radio, do you know who gets paid?

By Chris Robley The hit song “… Baby One More Time” from the 90′s has probably been spun on the radio millions of times by now. But do you think Britney Spears has earned any performance royalties for those radio… Continue Reading

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NeonGrid Debuts Database For Crediting All Your Musical Work Across The Web

By Clyde Smith While some musicians primarily appear in their own media works and can therefore offer what they do via their own channels, other musicians appear in a wide range of creations across the web. Some musicians take multiple… Continue Reading