How To Get The Most Out of Your Tidal Account

Founded by Jay-Z and a select group of music all-stars, Tidal’s dedication to new music is evident in its Tidal Rising program. Each week, Tidal’s team of curators picks what it calls the highest quality releases to be featured in its monthly playlists and promoted on the service. But even without that extra push from Tidal, you’re still reaching out to a select group of music fans and audiophiles who know good music when they hear it. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your Tidal account.

Jan 17, 2019

Industry Spotlight: AFEM


AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) is the trade body for the entire ecosystem of Electronic Music, from Labels to Live, Managers to Media, Technology to Talent. They connect their worldwide membership to develop business opportunities and drive change in the industry where needed. 

Jan 16, 2019

Then & Now: Metal

“It wasn’t called ‘heavy metal’ when I invented it.” - Dave Davies

Jan 10, 2019

What is a Co-Writer?

A frequently asked question our team gets is “What is a co-writer”? Co-writing is a well-known practice in the music industry, and allows writers, composers, and producers to collaborate on songs and projects to create their desired finished project. You might typically be a solo writer, and more power to you, but there are many songwriters that collab with multiple creators often, or perhaps you’ve recently decided to co-write a song with a friend. In short, a co-writer is any person that works on or contributes to a work in addition to your contribution.

Jan 9, 2019

Data Trends and The Songwriter

As 2018 came to a close, our team went back and looked at all the data we had collected over the last year looking for trends that might stand out and give us insight into what we could expect for the new year. As we were discussing, this question of could we use our (and other’s reports) data reports to better help our clients plan for their goals in the upcoming year arose. In an ideal world - a songwriter could use these trends to predict their new year profits and make smarter business decisions for their career. Realistically, the data would be 100% correct, but that isn’t always the case. Our hope, however, is giving our creators a way to utilize music publishing trends to plan our their next year.

Jan 8, 2019

Mechanical Royalties from Sales

The idea of mechanical royalties as they relate to the sales of music (physical sales like CDs and vinyl, as well as digital downloads) can be quite confusing to both writers/publishers and artists/labels. After a song is written and released for the first time, the owners of the composition copyright must grant compulsory licenses to anyone who wants to record and/or release that composition.

Jan 3, 2019

What Should I Consider Before Hiring a Music Publicist?


There’s no denying the value of having a publicist in your camp. Today’s music publicists double as digital strategists, often serving a key role in the actual distribution of new releases (through exclusive premieres, for example). They have the pulse on how fans and industry alike discover and respond to artists, and keep an eye on that artist’s overall brand.

Jan 2, 2019

Songtrust: A Year in Review

Dec 20, 2018

Ten Great American Music Cities

Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, Seattle, and Austin are all undoubtedly great meccas for American music, but there’s tons of incredible music destinations in between these cities that are woefully under appreciated on the national scale.

Dec 19, 2018