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Licensing & Distribution

by MATT BACON > One of the things we have increasingly seen record labels, especially lower level DIY record labels engage in these days is simple music licensing and distribution deals. Many record labels have decided that rather than do the A&R and PR that the old school labels pretty much view as required is...

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What I Learned About Music Licensing After Dedicating A Month To It

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last couple of weeks learning about music licensing for a friend I’m helping on a project. For the uninitiated, music licensing is the process of getting the rights, campaign, and tools together in order to get placements for your songs in commercials, TV shows, movies and other...

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Interview with Corinna C. Poeszus, General Manager of Universal Publishing Production Music

My friend Andrew Apanov of the popular music industry website Dottedmusic.com recently added a fascinating addition to his “Stand Above the Noise” video series, offering his musician and industry audience an exclusive interview with Corinna C. Poeszus, General Manager of Universal Publishing Production Music (Germany). Universal Publishing Production Music handle the pitching of tracks from Universal’s...

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Legendary Record Producer Stuart Epps On The Music Industry And What It Takes To Be Great

It was a true honour this week to have the chance to speak with the legendary record producer/engineer Stuart Epps, who has worked with artists such as Led Zeppelin, Elton John, George Harrison, Bill Wyman, Oasis, Twisted Sister, Robbie Williams, Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and many others. Starting his music career at the age of...

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The Truth About Streaming Services Such as Spotify For Indie Bands

Indie bands – Have you been collecting royalty cheques from streaming services such as Spotify? Chances are you haven’t. You may want to take a quick look at this rather excellent blog by David McAndless from Information Is Beautiful, that shows the real truth about what it takes to actually make money on streaming services...

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