Thought I would share this great overview from the Music Clout on the music royalty system for songwriters. Though its written as a treatise or white paper it’s a great resource and reference source for you on on how song royalties are calculated and distributed.
In the past I have shared the Music Clout site with my blog readers in instances when MC has promoted various resources that I viewed as worthy for singers and musicians. Here they are offering an opportunity for artists to get their music heard and to possibly get a recording contract. Check it out- and good luck.
Red Train Records is looking to add Country, Folk/Americana and singer-songwriters to their labe. They will provide a vast array of resources to the accepted musicians as well. Red Train has worked with names such as Fiona Apple, Robert Palmer and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Follow the link below for more details! They do have a deadline to submit. Good Luck
The trend toward smaller recording studios and away from the big, expensive ones, especially for those singers and musicians with budgetary concerns is nothing new.
However this article from the Temple (University) News exposes a newer trend toward studios that are carved out within existing spaces, and often in more urban, industrial buildings. Interesting how the vibe of these spaces incites creativity for these young musicians while also creating a sense of community as well.
T Bone Burnett is certainly a “titan” of the music business. An american songwriter, as well as a soundtrack and album producer since the early 1970s, Burnett has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, John Mellancamp, Roy Orbison, The Wallflowers and Allison Krauss, to name a few. He has won Grammy awards, as well as an Oscar and a Golden Globe award for his music.
This article is Burnett’s view on the music business today and specific to the concern that royalty sums due songwriters have shrunk to all-time lows. And so Burnett details the reasons, and how the root cause of the problem is this age of the digital download, and what might be done to stem the tide of this phenomenon. Read on.
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