Money for Nothing, Working for Free
Monday April 27th 2015, 3:06 pm
Filed under: Making Money

If you’re a working musician, especially if you’re just starting out, you’ve almost certainly run across a club or bar owner who thinks you should be willing to work for free (or just for tips) in exchange for “exposure.” Personally, I love the responses from musicians who respond to “work for me for free” requests […]

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Sometimes It Really Is Better To Get Permission
Tuesday March 31st 2015, 4:15 pm
Filed under: Copyright & Legal

Turns out, sometimes it is better to go through the hassle of getting permission ahead of time instead of asking for forgiveness after the fact.

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Mechanicals, Performance and Digital Transmission, Oh, My!
Monday March 31st 2014, 9:32 am
Filed under: Copyright & Legal

The US Copyright Office is taking a closer look at the existing methods of music licensing, and they want your feedback. (Really!)

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Copyright Isn’t Forever
Tuesday October 01st 2013, 10:21 am
Filed under: Copyright & Legal

Turns out, “assignment of copyright” isn’t forever — at least not for copyright assignments made after January 1, 1978.

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Cool Resources
Thursday March 10th 2011, 11:55 am
Filed under: Handy Resources

Two handy resources for those who want to learn more about copyright for musicians.

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Suppose They Put on a Show and Nobody Came
Saturday September 27th 2008, 8:01 pm
Filed under: Fan relations

Is it a good idea to depend on the venue to promote your appearance there? Or should you take matters into your own hands? (I bet you know the answer already…)

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RIAA Tactics a “Failure”?
Friday September 05th 2008, 12:04 pm
Filed under: Fan relations,Music sales

Five years after they started their zero-tolerance, haul-em-all-into-court campaign against users of file-sharing services, what has the RIAA accomplished? Are their tactics helping the recording industry? Or are they simply extortionists using questionable legal tactics to shake down innocent people?

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Bargain Recording and Production — Maybe Not Such a Bargain
Sunday August 31st 2008, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Audio recording

So, you’ve got some home studio recording equipment. Why not save some cash by doing basic recording yourself, and just having a studio mix and master? Whether that’s a good idea depends on what results you want.

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Breaking in to the Music Biz
Tuesday June 24th 2008, 12:22 pm
Filed under: Getting Started

What does it take to get a performing career off the ground? Talent is great, but there are loads of talented people who’ve never made a dime off their music. So what should you do if you want to make a living as a musician?

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More Music News from the Online Front
Tuesday June 03rd 2008, 1:05 am
Filed under: Fan relations

Radiohead says they aren’t going to repeat their name-your-price download experiment, along about the same time that Metallica decides this interwebs thingie maybe isn’t quite so bad. Where do you stand?

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