April means a lot things. The start of spring, April Fool’s Day, baseball — and for us in the music industry…our 1st Quarter 2012 royalty statements. Here at Songtrust, we always anticipate reviewing our writers’ royalty statements — not only to see where the income is coming from, but how much and in what ratio to other sources. In speaking to many songwriters, artists and bands, I’ve come to realize that there is quite a disconnect found in their expected royalties as opposed to their actual royalties. Here are four great sources that you may not be fully aware of or capitalizing on… Continue reading
So here’s why music publishing is not only cool… but important.
I’ve been listening to Jamie XX a lot lately, so I went to the record store to see if I could find any vinyl. Ended up getting the remix album ‘We’re New Here’ that he did with Gil Scott-Heron. I’ve already listened to it 100 times on Spotify…but I wanted to hear it on vinyl. And it’s incredible.
So I’m listening to it with my two roommates at like 10 o’clock when the last track comes on, “I’ll Take Care of U.” As soon as we hear it, we’re like….woah that’s one of the new Rihanna tracks! And yes we all listen to Rihanna. But who sampled who here? So being the music nerds we are, we took to BMI, AllMusic, YouTube & HFA to find out what happened. Continue reading