The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the integration of streams to its historic Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program, the industry’s premier award for recognizing artistic achievement in the marketplace. On-demand audio and/or video song streams will now be counted towards the 500,000 (Gold), 1,000,000 (Platinum) and 2,000,000 plus (multi-Platinum) thresholds required for G&P’s Digital Single Award certification.… Continue reading
To write song lyrics and get them to the next step seems like a simple task when technically it’s a process in this music business. As a songwriter, it’s also helpful to learn the fundamentals of the creation of music because many songwriters also write music. While this is not necessary to sell a hit song, it keeps you abreast of the industry leading songwriters and… Continue reading
As music is distributed between producers and artists, understanding work for hire is viable in this business. In simpler terms to distribute a piece of work you’ve created as a work for hire to another party, you no longer have any ties to that work! Read more from source
How many times have we seen or heard someone in the music sector whether they are a producer, singer, rapper, manager, promoter, etc. say ‘Google me’ as a means of marketing and or promoting themselves?
Regardless of the origin of this saying as some believe it originated from a song… obviously this has become the norm. Well, see here’s… Continue reading
Coming up with the right name for your music business is an important step. Many describe their names as cute, clever, stand-outish, catchy, and even strange.
The good thing is you can name your business whatever you want; however, the following are the things you should consider first:
1. Stay away from local names. Including your city or state name… Continue reading