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BeatConnect’s Creators

BeatConnect’s Creators program offers musicians and producers opportunities for fan connections and new revenue 

From Facebook livestreams to Fortnite festivals, virtual experiences are reshaping the live music landscape. Artists and audiences are connecting like never before, regardless of how much …

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APIs: Streamlining music integration for apps

At Feed Media Group (FMG), we have an amazing team of curators (recently highlighted here) that bring our brand partner’s soundtracks to life. But before that team can start working their magic, the music must first be acquired, packaged

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COPYRIGHT LAW PRIMER

Pt. 6 – Conclusion

Over the course of several issues, Music Insider Magazine’s “Copyright Law Primer” has given a brief overview of “fair use,” an often-misunderstood defense to copyright infringement that involves a case-by-case consideration of the following factors:

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4 Ways to Book More Shows

Music collage, musical instruments and world landmarksMany bands don’t have the luxury of having a booking agency line up all their shows. Band members, friends and relatives often take on the role of booking agent. Yet not everyone has what it takes to successfully book gigs.

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Business Academy at Musikmesse 2016

Professional-development programme for trade visitors in cooperation with the Society of Music Merchants (SOMM)

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Workshops and impulse lectures on a variety of subjects including communication, sales, law, compliance and marketing

This year, Musikmesse (7 to 10 April 2016) and the …

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Copyright Law Primer Part 5

 

Here’s a quick recap of Music Insider Magazine’s “Copyright Law Primer” so far:

  • Part 1 gave a very general overview of “fair use,” a defense to copyright infringement available to accused infringers in certain circumstances (but fewer than you
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Royalties:

The Musician’s Dream

On the evening of May 23, 2000, I had a major lesson in music performance royalties. Blues legend Son Seals from Chicago did the song “Let It Go” on the “Conan O’Brien” show. He performed the song

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8 TIPS TO HOLDING BAND MEETINGS THAT DON’T SUCK

By Bobby Borg

We’ve all heard of those infamous band meetings where members arrive late—only to talk (and sometimes scream) about important (and sometimes completely unimportant) matters in a disorganized fashion. Just watch Metallica’s documentary DVD, “Some Kind of Monster”

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