The Average Hit Song Has 4+ Writers and 6 Different Publishers
Want to create a hit song that will get you on the Billboard Top 10? Then you’re gonna need a committee.
According to a new study, the number of wr […]
Why a Major Label Doesn’t Want to Sign You
Reason #1: You’re ‘difficult’ and/or don’t work hard.
This isn’t the old music industry anymore. There’s less money to invest, no more $16.99 CDs to sell, and way m […]
“How To Return To Music After An Extended Break”
It’s been awhile since you last picked up the saxophone or sat down at the piano — maybe it’s been years. It’s not that you stopped enjoyin […]
Having a Facebook fan page for your music has so many benefits besides displaying your “like” count to the world. Some advantages of fan pages over personal pages are rather obvious — such as separating your per […]
“The Process Of Releasing Electronic Music In 6 Simple Steps”
For anyone who hasn’t worked their way through my free course “Getting Started With Self Releasing Music” I’d like to simplify the process of going f […]
Gumption, Ambition And The Music Business
I’ve been lucky enough to run several successful businesses. VNUE, along with its partner DiscLive, has grown to be the global leader in recording liv […]
courtland wrote a new post, 13 Ways To Get Blacklisted From The Music Industry 3 months, 2 weeks ago
13 Ways To Get Blacklisted From The Music Industry
The longer I’m in music, the bigger my network gets and the smaller the music community seems.
I was on a layover at MSP (Minneapolis) and I saw Rashawn Ro […]
Yes, Wealthy People Can Finance Artist Careers! Here’s How to Structure ‘Artist Investment Agreements’
I’ve negotiated artist investment agreements ranging from $25,000 to $2.5 million. Here’s everything […]
The following comes from Rodney Jerkins, who alongside Andre Lindal produced Justin Bieber’s 2010 hit, ‘As Long as You Love Me’. Jerkins disclosed the royalties from that song in front of an audience of fellow […]
#1. Spotify saved the music industry.
First it was Steve Jobs who saved the music industry. Then it was Spotify. Neither is true.
Define ‘saved’. Did Spotify ‘save artists’? How about publishers? […]
What The Number Of Facebook Likes Says About Musicians
Size matters. Numbers matter. Last week I told a manager friend about a new band he had to check out. The first thing he did was pull out his phone and went […]
11 Reasons Why You’re Failing At Open Mics
1. You don’t think it is a performance
Whether you’re on stage at Madison Square Garden in front of 10,000 or at your local coffee shop in front of 15, you are perfo […]
courtland wrote a new post, 7 Startling Facts About the Music Industry in 2017 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Startling Facts About the Music Industry in 2017
Did you know that 96% of all internet users consume licensed music? And 46% of all music streaming happens through YouTube?
Earlier today, the International […]
With Sony Music backing this music tech company, have DJs finally found a way to create new mixes from high-quality stems?
For years, DJs, producers, and remixers have had to rely on non-legal stems to create […]
11 Things Millennial Musicians Just Don’t Get
1) Spotify Plays Don’t Equal Fans
I can’t tell you how many artists I see on Spotify with hundreds of thousands or millions of streams, but can’t get even 100 out […]
There’s a little known section in the US Copyright Act of 1976 enabling any copyright owner to get their rights back after 35 years.
Meaning, if you wrote or released a song with a label or a publishing c […]
Fun fact: if you don’t properly register for Congress’ proposed universal song database, you’ll lose the rights to your entire life’s work.
Looks like Congress’ proposed ‘Transparency in Music Licensi […]
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PHILLY CHICK PICTURES ANNOUNCES ALLEN + MILLIE: A SHORT ROMANCE
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“4 Pieces Of Equipment Every Entrepreneur Needs When Building A Music Venue”
Opening your own music venue will be a great entrepreneurial venture that will allow you to explore your love for the […]
When Derek Webb decided to grow his artist income by performing house concerts, he turned to Bandzoogle’s website and marketing tools to book up his tour schedule and sell out his shows.
He sets aside every s […]
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