Business: Articles & interviews on music business topics like copyright law, performing rights organizations, fan-funding, etc.

Interview w/ Cab 20 Manager Tom Callahan on VC Funding

Written by Cheryl Rafuse | Posted in: Business on May 23, 2012

You may have heard of the reality show Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs present their ideas to a panel of investors, or 'sharks.' These 'sharks' decide whether the entrepreneurs' ideas are worth their investment. Tom Callahan, manager of southern Californian rock band Cab 20, saw this as an opportunity to explore an alternative way of funding the band's music.

Interview w/ Emmanuel Zunz of ONErpm

Written by TJ Petracca | Posted in: Business on May 17, 2012

In a music landscape where more and more music is being sold digitally every year, it’s becoming increasingly important for artists to be familiar with all the digital distribution services out there.

Interview w/ Cheryl Rafuse of Music Riot

Written by Aidan Rush | Posted in: Business on May 16, 2012

A student at Emerson College, Cheryl’s been perceptive to the fact that the Boston music community is more disjointed than it needs to be, especially when it comes to the collegiate music community.

Discussing the E.I.Y. Movement with Founder Sarah Saturday

Written by Paul Adler | Posted in: Business on April 22, 2012

Sarah Saturday is an accomplished musician, web designer, and Warped Tour veteran, but most notably she's the founder of the Earn It Yourself movement. As staunch believers in the DIY ethos, we've followed the evolution of EIY and were psyched to finally catch up with Sarah to talk about the project.

Interview w/ Scott Quist of REAL RocknRoll Movers

Written by Chris Cave | Posted in: Business on April 16, 2012

Touring as a musician on a shoestring budget is hard enough, but things really get tough when you have to return home from your tour with no steady job lined up. After all, the chances of you finding a job that allows you to come and go as you please for the purpose of touring is slim.

Interview w/ Chris Woods of Tunesat

Written by Aidan Rush | Posted in: Business on March 19, 2012

There was once a time when tracking song placements on TV was simple enough that they could be accurately reported manually. Today, with hundreds upon hundreds of channels and the advent of the Internet, the amount of songs placed and therefore money that falls through the cracks of the traditional tracking methods is significant.

Interview w/ Matt Siegel of Indaba Music

Written by Aidan Rush | Posted in: Business on March 15, 2012

Every musician has tried his or her hand at online services that promise to connect them with career opportunities. There are many of these services, and we were lucky enough to sit down with Matt Siegel, COO and Co-Founder of Indaba Music, to find out what makes his company unique.

Interview w/ Alexis Rodich of BandsInTown

Written by Aidan Rush | Posted in: Business on March 13, 2012

Can you remember all the hoops bands had to jump through in order to get their show dates well publicized 10 years ago? There was no such thing as social media and smart phones, and you probably only had direct contact with a band if you were in one or were friends with someone who was.

Publishing Your Music

Written by Anishka George | Posted in: Business on March 12, 2012

Understanding everything involved with music publishing can be difficult, but don't worry! This article is part two of our publishing and licensing series, the aim of which is to educate musicians on how the publishing system works, and how you can make the most of it!

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