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Music Industry Survival Manual: 13 Different Ways To Make Money From Your Songs

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Importance of Touring, Musical cycles & Authenticity w/ Music

Skepta & @Amarudontv talk about the importance of perfoming as a artists, not being concerned about musical trends on the radio & authenticity in the music you create to keep the connection with your fans + more.

Jazzy Jeff: Music Business Mathamatics

Jazzy Jeff on the reality of making money in the Music Business

The Internet by Todd Brabec, Jeff Brabec

The Internet

Internet service providers, websites, search engines, digital rights management, broadband, encryption, subscription and non-subscription services, compression, fingerprinting and watermarking, downloading and streaming, podcasting – these are but some of the many words and concepts that creators and publishers must understand if they are to enjoy the many benefits and opportunities available in the area of digital distribution of music.

Regardless, though, of the terminology and the constant innovations in this field, many of the established concepts of royalties and copyright that we have discussed in other areas also apply to this area.

Whether audio or audio-visual works are downloaded, streamed or otherwise distributed, transmitted, or communicated, the concepts of performance rights, mechanical, statutory, compulsory, synchronization, territorial and durational licenses, etc., all continue to play a role in the royalty process regarding transmissions of copyrighted music over the Internet.

The Copyright law, statutory licenses, compulsory arbitrations, voluntary negotiations, the Copyright Royalty Board and court decisions will continue to be instrumental in determining what type of license is needed as well as how much that license will be.

Other Income Sources

In addition to the sources of income already covered, there are many other royalty-generating areas, many of which can – depending on the composition – generate substantial writer and publisher royalties. These include sheet music and folio sales, lyric reprints in books, CD-ROM/Multimedia audiovisual configurations, karaoke, musical greeting cards, singing fish, music boxes, video games, singing dolls, commemorative plates, ringtones, sampling, jukeboxes, podcasting and musical fountains, among many others.

© 2008 Todd Brabec, Jeff Brabec
For more information, check out the book Music, Money and Success: The Insider’s Guide To Making Money In The Music Business (Schirmer Trade Books/Music Sales/502 pages) available for sale at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Music Sales Group and http://www.musicandmoney.com.

The Internet

MC Lars: How An Indie Rap Artist Makes A Living [CHART] by Bruce Houghton / Hypebot

MC Lars: How An Indie Rap Artist Makes A Living [CHART]


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MC Lars beleives in giving his music away free. “In 2006, I read a book by Berklee College of Music professor David Kusek (and Gerd Leonhard), The Future of Music,” wroteLars. “He described a “music as water” paradigm that has come to fruition in 2012 with cloud services… Since then, I’ve been an advocate of free downloading and streaming.”

“What this means then is that in order for artists like me to survive, I must be creative with how I let people hear my music,” he wrote in the Huffington Post.  “47% of my income comes from merchandise, 40% from ticket sales, and13% comes from iTunes, Spotify or other paid music services through the internet. I used a crowdsourced funding site called Kickstarter to produce my last album, with added bonuses of drawings and personalized songs to the highest contributors.”

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Being a musician no longer means simply being a songwriter and performer. One must also know a little bit about business, branding, t-shirt design, social networking, production, publicity, accounting and tour managing.”

MC Lars: How An Indie Rap Artist Makes A Living [CHART]


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