Are You Sure You Own Your Masters?

What are Masters? Throughout the music business, master recordings or “masters” are typically regarded as to as the original or official recording of a performance fixed in a tangible medium like tape, ProTools file, or even mp3, from which copies can be made. Masters are usually recorded in a recording …

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Who gets a Writing Percentage?

If you write your own music, you may want to ask yourself:  are you giving away a writing percentage to people who didn’t write with you? The common practice of giving people a songwriting percentage who didn’t contribute to a song is becoming even more frequent in the music business. …

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Why Your Band Needs a Partnership Agreement

It’s the age old music business tale of woe:  four guys form a new band and are convinced they will be famous; the band members swear they are “brothers” and will always be a tight-knit family; things go well and the band is seeing success; money and girls start surrounding the band; and …

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