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Music and Business

Music and Business

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  • Deeann Mathews
    Published 2 months ago
    Copyright Registration Case Study

    Copyright Registration Case Study

    Some of my readers who keep up with Robin Thicke will remember that he was sued by the heirs of Marvin Gaye. After all the controversy about “Blurred Lines” similarity to Marvin Gaye's “Got to Give It Up,” the jury in the copyright case between Mr. Gaye's heirs and defendants Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ruled in the heirs' favor, to the tune of $7,300,000. Indeed, the defendants had to give it up!
  • Deeann Mathews
    Published 2 months ago
    Copyright, Musicians, and the Hidden Civil Right

    Copyright, Musicians, and the Hidden Civil Right

    In a time when the meaning and practices of cherished American rights and freedoms are before us in the news every day, there is a right and freedom in Article 1 of the Constitution that has been consistently overlooked. Since 1790, every person living in the United States of America has had the right and freedom to create property for themselves that he or she can own, control, and make a living from. That property is called intellectual property. If you are a musician, the key intellectual property for you to know about is copyright.
  • mySound Music
    Published 2 months ago
    Showcasing iTunes Chart Toppers to Emerging New Artists

    Showcasing iTunes Chart Toppers to Emerging New Artists

    Welcome to MySound Music! We are a company that helps unsigned bands to promote themselves in the online world, and bring in the coolest sounds and special beats you always wanted. We believe in every emerging artist, and we know how hard it can be to make a name for yourself nowadays. The industry is full of challenges but with MySound Music you finally get to eliminate the hassle, and focus on what makes you grow and evolve as a professional.
  • Kate Pavli
    Published 4 months ago
    A Guide for New Artists/Singer-Songwriters/Bands

    A Guide for New Artists/Singer-Songwriters/Bands

    My name is Kate Pavli, and I am a Rock artist called Finding Kate based in London. I moved to London when I was just 17 to pursue my career in music, and along the way I have experienced a lot within the music industry.
  • FOUNDRY13 Music
    Published 5 months ago
    Should Artists Experiment With Multiple Genres or Keep to One?

    Should Artists Experiment With Multiple Genres or Keep to One?

    We all love certain artists with their individual styles and ways like Imagine Dragons and their powerful and heavy drums, or Twenty-One Pilots with Tyler Joseph's distinct voice, which can be heard immediately within all of their songs. But what would happen if these artists experimented with their definitive genres and styles... what would happen?
  • Momma Sez
    Published 5 months ago
    Music Marketing 101—It's Easy Like That

    Music Marketing 101—It's Easy Like That

    Are you an impeccably awesome musician? Do you have a band oozing with talent and energy? Well, if your answer is yes, and yes again, following some music marketing strategies, can take your band to the next level.
  • Tsuki Tetsuko
    Published 5 months ago
    What It Takes to Be a K-pop Idol: Background and My Take

    What It Takes to Be a K-pop Idol: Background and My Take

    When I was 10 years old, in the study at home, on the family's desktop computer, I came across a photo of a person whom I thought was the most beautiful one I had ever seen. This person was none other than Im Yoon-ah of Girls' Generation, which at the time I did not know she was part of.
  • Ryan Boyce
    Published 5 months ago
    The Artisan Thieves

    The Artisan Thieves

    During a hiatus, late in 2014, I took a phone call from a dear friend of mine, Jim Dalton, of the Railbenders, Hickman-Dalton Gang, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. I met Jim in my Denver years, those of which are for another story, another time. Suffice it to say we became good friends.
  • Joseph Simpson
    Published 6 months ago
    How Do I Build a Fanbase?

    How Do I Build a Fanbase?

    I hear a lot of artists say, “I want to build a fan base,” but the real question is, do you really know what a fanbase is? Because you can’t build one until you comprehend what that means.