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How to transcribe sheet music for your songs

By Guest Blogger Make rehearsals, sessions, and gigs easier by creating sheet music (and sell it at your merch booth too!) [This article was written by the folks at Sheet Music Plus.] If you’re a guitarist or a songwriter, you… Continue Reading

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From the Pen to the Charts: How a Hit Song Happens

By shaine@iaemagazine.com (Shaine Freeman) Gotye and Kimbra with their Grammys for “Somebody That I Used to Know” in 2013. (Photo via picphotos.net) We live in a day and age where just about anyone can produce and commercially release new music.… Continue Reading

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I’m Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. And These Are the Facts…

Note from Monkey Mike: I have significant issues with Mr. Ek’s position – specifically his justification that because the previous system—defined and managed by the record labels—was broken for artists (it was, and still is), it is OK to develop a… Continue Reading

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The business of songwriting: co-writes and split sheets

By Guest Blogger As a songwriter, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the creativity and excitement of writing and forget about the business side of things. A lot of times, the very subject of business, royalty splits and copyright… Continue Reading

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#64: Music still has emotional and creative value – forget the dollars!

By admin In episode #64 of the Podcast Josh discusses his feelings around music still having emotional and creative value, and that the fall in musics commercial (or monetary) value is not at the front of his mind. This is… Continue Reading

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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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How Irving Azoff Plans To Collect 30% More For Songwriters Than BMI, ASCAP Does

By Bruce Houghton After uber-manager and music industry deal maker Irving Azoff exited as Chairman of Live Nation last year, one of his many moves was to form Global Music Rights as part of his Azoff MSG Entertainment, a new… Continue Reading

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Net Neutrality and How the Current State of the Internet Affects Songwriters

By David Hollerith Jonathan Mann On October 28th, 2014, a hearing called “New York Speaks” was held in front of the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch in New York City to speak on the issue of net neutrality. The hearing’s… Continue Reading

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Fear and Loathing in Royalty Rate Setting

By Guest Post By FMC’s Casey Rae on FutureOfMusic.org Who gets paid, how much and under what terms when music is played on digital and AM/FMradio? Answering those questions isn’t easy, even for experts. But one thing is clear: 2014… Continue Reading

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Who Owns Your Songs? A Guide to Publishing Split Sheets

By shaine@iaemagazine.com (Shaine Freeman) Image via awesomesongwritingtips.com Most songwriters and musicians rely on talent alone, or the knowledge of their managers and attorneys, to help them navigate an industry known for leaving the large majority of its constituents financially and… Continue Reading