Split Sheets – Stake your Claim to your Creations

Split Sheets – Stake your claim to your creations Some of the greatest songs of all time have come from collaborations. While it may seem easier to work independently, that extra something added by others can take a decent concept and make it great. Unfortunately when multiple people create a…

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Music Conferences – Survival Guide Cheat Sheet

Music Conferences – Survival Guide Cheat Sheet Continuing my look at music conferences this week, I’ve seen many sources provide how-to guides for attending conferences over the years. Strangely, I still see people making the same mistakes and missteps. Maybe if they had looked for tips before going… You must…

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Music Conferences – Educational Opportunity or Giant Party?

Music Conferences – Educational Opportunity or Giant Party? As we approach the fall music conference season, it is probably a good idea to step back and examine how artists are using or squandering these opportunities. Music Conferences are Opportunities for a good time Let’s face it, any time a group…

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Performance Reporting – Claim Your Fair Share

Performance Reporting – Claim Your Fair Share I get extremely frustrated when I hear artists complaining that the PROs are trying to kill live music by enforcing the legal requirement that a business that uses music obtain a Public Performance license. It’s YOUR Money Any business that uses any music,…

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Public Performance licenses – The writer who gets paid should be you

Public Performance licenses – The writer who gets paid should be you A trend that seems to reemerge every few years, is for smaller local artists and music venues to complain about ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC “killing” live music scenes by cracking down on establishments that do not have or…

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Taking Care of Yourself as an Artist – Mental Health Issues

Taking a break from the more obvious Music business topics usually discussed here, we wanted to take a moment to introduce our friends from Box of Stars. They are a non-profit focusing on awareness of mental health issues using music as a medium for getting their message out and simultaneously…

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