Music Industry Advice

The music industry is an ever-changing landscape but the fundamental principles remain the same. If you’re looking to build a successful career in the music industry you’ll need to know the basics, from publishing to digital distribution, band agreements and more.

music publishing explained
Music Publishing Explained
Music Publishers are constantly seeking new songwriters and composers who write quality music to add to their books.  Part of
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recording and production
Legally Recording and Distributing Cover Songs
Three Ways to Obtain Mechanical Licenses for Legally Recording & Distributing Cover Versions For many musicians’, a considerable amount of
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how to become a singer
How to Become a Singer in 2021
It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of false starts and a lot of rejection handling to start
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open mic nights
Open Mic Night – Everything You Need to Know
If you’re a first time performer ready to take the next step, a seasoned musician who’s no stranger to the
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artist promotion
How to Promote Your Music Online
Are you sitting on a potential smash hit, but aren’t sure how to get it heard? You’re not alone –
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how to get a record deal
How to Get a Record Deal
Since the age of popular music began, getting signed by a record label has the ultimate goal of any musician
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sample recording contract
Example Recording Contract
The following terms of a recording contract are very basic and provided for guidance only.  A formal agreement drafted and
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legal
Music business contracts and agreements
The following advice is provided as a general guide to contracts and agreements. Always seek legal advice from a trade
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music directory
Artist Management Advice and Information
Ok, so your act is ready and you’ve gained enough experience on local circuits to move onto the next step.
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publishing contract
Example Publishing Contract
The following are an example of the general Terms included in a standard Publishing Contract, always seek the advice of
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artist management contracts
Sample Artist Management Agreement
The following management agreement is a simplified letter from you the artist to the person who wants to manage you,
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band agreements
Band Agreements
Sample terms & music contracts for bands Regardless of how long you’ve been friends for or how well you get
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Music Lawyers
Music Lawyers & Solicitors
Legal services for entertainers UK music solicitors, lawyers listings, centres and legal advice resources, plus international law centers and associations
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band rehearsal
Perfecting Your Act
Singing at home in front of a mirror, is a great way to gauge how you look and sound, but
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gigging / touring advice
Gigging Advice
Love it or hate it Gigging & Touring are essential if you want to tighten up your act, build a
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music publishing
Music Publishing Companies
The following Publishers are a combination of mainly UK and USA publishing and publishers, we would welcome information and links
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band name registration
Band Name Registration
Music Law & Contracts – Protecting your identity Choosing a name for performance purposes can be a minefield. It is
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forming a band
Forming A Band: Advice on Finding Musicians
Bands come in many sizes, the smallest of which is called a ‘Trio’ as it is made up from 3
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