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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Music Publishing Cat Discusses Public Performance Licenses

Dear Music Publishing Cat, I just opened up a coffee shop in my hometown. If we know that it is a customer’s birthday we give them a free latte and muffin and the staff will gather around and sing “Happy Birthday.” One of my lawyer friends told me that I’m…

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The Songwriter Equity Act – Stand With Songwriters

The Songwriter Equity Act – Stand With Songwriters Stand with your fellow songwriters/artists and support this act. It is an important beginning to effect copyright change that will protect all rights fairly in the digital age. Spread the word by retweeting ASCAP’s recent Twitter post, sharing that same message on…

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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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Keeping up with the Kar…err…Trends in the Music Business

Keeping up with the Kar…err…Trends in the Music Business Are you keeping up with the latest trends in the music business? Sometimes change seems slow and deliberate, sometimes the business seems to turn on a dime. Either way, failing to keep up will cause you and your career to be…

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Music Publishing Lies and the Truths Behind the Fallacies

Music Publishing Lies and the truths behind the fallacies This is part two of a blog I wrote with Loren Weisman that was titled Music Publishing Myths from http://artistsguide.net/ . These are the second five most popular music publishing lies that are told and the facts and truths behind them.…

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