ASCAP Midwest Membership Director Shawn Murphy offers advice to songwriters on how and when to register a song with a performing rights organization, and warns of the consequences of waiting too long to do so.
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Founder and CEO of Nettwerk Music Group, Terry McBride, shares his views on the business model he believes is the future of the music industry and the benefits that can come from artists controlling and owning every portion of their copyrights and likeness.
ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC are United States Performing Rights Organizations (PROs). Effectively, they all do the same thing. PROs issue blanket licenses to music broadcasters, such as television and radio stations, auditoriums, larger restaurants and clubs, hotels, or theme parks. Basically, they are issued to anyone who plays music in a public manner. By paying the blanket license fees to the PROs, these broadcasters are able to use whatever music they want without having to account to each individual songwriter. The blanket license fee’s amount is based on broadcast reach; a large commercial radio station pays a higher blanket license fee than a small bookstore, but both pay. Read the rest of this entry »
Eddie DeGarmo is the president of EMI CMG Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee. In this video clip, Eddie discusses who gets paid from radio plays and the different types of royalties that create a revenue stream for artists and songwriters.
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I always have a difficult time explaining to someone what music publishing is. But I came across this interview of producer and label owner, George Howard, and I thought he did a great job of doing just that. He also, very simply, explains the fundamentals of copyrighting your music. This is good stuff and knowledge you shouldn’t be with out if your in the music biz.
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