[From 20 Questions for New Artists by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell] An independent artist is practically required to sign up with an aggregator in order to have your works serviced to many online outlets–some aggregators service hundreds of different retailers. (So one example of a pre-existing contract under Question #10 may be a band […]
There is a bit of strategy involved with affiliating with a performing rights organization in the United States. All the societies have a creative staff. The decision to affiliate with a particular society should be made after the artist/writer has taken some meetings with the performing rights society and decided if there’s more love coming […]
The government freezes songwriter royalty rates because they are allowed to get away with it.
Pre-existing Contracts: Ask your band mates for copies of any music industry contracts the band, or any of you, have previously signed before you formed or joined the band. Whether it be a credit card, management agreement, publishing deal, previous band agreement or a production agreement, it is important to understand the band’s current rights […]
In this 20 Questions Sidebar, we look at the harsh reality of ever-declining streaming royalties.
For the next few weeks, we’re going to post sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. This doesn’t constitute legal advice, or any intent to form the attorney-client relationship. Chris, Amy and others will also be publishing occasional excerpts […]
In the continuing 20 Questions for New Artists series, Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell cover the importance of insurance and other topics.
The failure of metadata is a major culprit in the size of black box or “unmatched” revenue from music serves particularly in a streaming reality. Do your best to get it right.
Part 2 in the 20 Questions for New Artists Series–Affiliating with Performing Rights Societies
The popular 20 Questions series is a favorite on MTP. We’re updating and consolidating the posts in a new series with some important sidebar topics.