How to Get the Most Out of Someone’s Criticism of Your Music

Unless you’re one of those rare human beings who somehow manages to not let criticism penetrate your ego, it can sting quite badly when people have not-so-nice things to say about your music; especially when you’ve put a ton of time, energy, and passion into it.

Aug 28, 2018

Then & Now: The Enduring Power of Soul

“We want these words, Tender and bold, They don't have to be strong, Just give us a whole lot of soul.”

Aug 23, 2018

Songtrust Spotlight: CJ Olivieri


A LONG ISLAND NATIVE, CJ manages the Client Acquisition Team for Songtrust throughout New York, Atlanta and Nashville. His team focuses on identifying rights owners, songwriters, and producers in need of global publishing administrative services and seamlessly transitioning them onto the Songtrust platform. CJ is also tasked with providing tools and education to prospects to help them better understand the music publishing landscape and learn how to further take control over their own publishing situations. 
 

Aug 22, 2018

What Are Counterclaims And What Do I Do If I Have One?

A frequently asked question we get is about conflicting claims (also known as counterclaims or duplicate claims) which occur when there is a miscommunication between co-writers and/or publishers about the correct songwriting splits and/or ownership. As a result of this dispute, the registered song has unclear, differing claims that often add up to more than the required 100% total shares.

Aug 21, 2018

Five Tips for a Better Financial Future

For many, the current economic environment continues to make it difficult to make ends meet. Many of us have readjusted our spending habits, and we may no longer shop as much as or where we used to - we may settle for a staycation, rather than a true getaway - and items that were previously considered to be necessities have been relegated to the “can’t afford” or “not needed” category.

Aug 16, 2018

Songtrust Spotlight: Laura Brehm

SINGER-SONGWRITER AND COLORADO NATIVE, Laura Brehm is revealing more of her true potential with each song. With releases that hit the top of the Hype Machine popular chart and landed in iTunes Dance Charts and Spotify Viral 50, Laura is one of the most sought after vocalists in the Electronic Dance Music world today. As she continues to work with international producers and artists, Laura is bringing back her solo music allowing her to showcase an increasingly sophisticated style of her own. Combining her experience of different realms of music so far, her new folk/electronic sound will bring the best pieces of her background to the forefront. Laura’s innovative approach to songwriting and way of singing will continue to win over her steadily growing fan base.

Aug 15, 2018

Top Ten Reasons You Need Songtrust

We’ve gone on and on about music publishing in general - discussing the various deals songwriters might encounter to the type of royalties their songs can earn them - and of course, we’ve talked about how Songtrust can help songwriters not leave any money on the table. But, we’ve shared all these ways in a variety of ways and it’s time we highlight the top ten reasons why Songtrust is really an ideal option for songwriters at any stage of their career. Below, you’ll find the top ten reasons, out of many, you need Songtrust:

Aug 14, 2018

Top Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Live Performances

Live performances are such an important part of any artist’s career and knowing all the ways you can make money from them is vital. That means it's important to make sure you're getting the most out of each time you hit the stage, from selling merchandise to collecting royalties. Here are six tips for making sure every performance you make results in the most revenue it can:

Aug 9, 2018

Songtrust Spotlight: Jedd Katrancha

AS EVP AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING, Jedd Katrancha oversees the company's global creative department, including efforts as they relate to placement of catalog in film, television, video games, product placement, advertising, and more. Jedd has personally worked on licenses with dozens of brands, including Anheuser Busch, Kia, Yahoo, Chevy, Vitamin Water, Mountain Dew, Sprint, and Cadillac.

Established in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the leading rights-management firms in North America, with offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, and Amsterdam. The company's catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, including the works of such diverse writer/artists as John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Hans Zimmer, Mötley Crüe, Jewel, Santigold, and One Direction.

Aug 8, 2018