by Robert Nicholson, Sonicbids
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You just finished your album, and now it's time to head out onto the road - but you're broke! All of your cash was sunk into mastering your tracks, and you've got nothing left. Instead of heading back to the 9-5 to waste your time saving up for the road, try something different: crowd fund your tour. An old practice reimagined for the new world, crowd funding is the newest way to fund your project via the internet. There are plenty of options out there, so to help you narrow down which platform is right for you, here are the five best sites to crowdfund your next tour.
Digital royalties are fees that digital radio services, such as Pandora, SiriusXM , webcasters and cable TV music channels are required by law to pay for streaming music. These royalties are paid by the services to SoundExchange, and accompanied with playlists of all the recordings played by the service provider. It is there role to take these payments, allocate the fees to the recordings according to how often each song was played, and then pay the featured artist(s) and copyright owners of those recordings. More than 90,000 artists and over 28,000 sound recording copyright owners have registered with SoundExchange. We have paid out nearly $2 billion in royalties since our first distribution.
You just left the studio and recorded the final notes for your album. There’s the mixing and mastering process for your producer to take care of and the artwork for your album and any merchandise to do—but the real deal is when all of this comes together and you officially release your album at a CD release party. A lot goes into making a CD release party a successful one and it rests entirely on how well you prepare.
This article written by Christopher Knab is one that we constantly read. Musicians - you probably spend a lot of money supporting your craft every year, paying for instruments and amps, photos and photocopies, practice room space and van rentals. Wouldn't it be nice to deduct some of lose expenses on your income taxes? Maybe you can.
Recently I was curious about how to submit music to the Grammys for a nomination and how would I go about doing this task. So I decided to drop some information on how to join the NASAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) and directions on submitting your music for a Grammy!
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