"I think Artifact should be shown at every music school [and] it should be shown at every record company," said Leto. "It’s a very unique and intimate look into the relationship between art and commerce, and one band’s struggle with an industry."
Pop quiz: Who has been the most influential and powerful person in pop music over the last 20 years? Britney Spears? Madonna? Michael Jackson? Beyonce…
AWWWW YEAH, let somebody else write your shit.
Interesting read tho!
The growth of streaming music services and shared playlists, and the continued strength of YouTube, unleashed new forces on the music business last year — catapulting independent artists onto the charts with growing regularity, music industry statistics show.
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At its core, a music publisher’s job is to administer the copyrights in songs and license your work to record labels, radio stations, filmmakers, advertisers, etc. A publisher collects license fees, take a percentage and pay the remaining proceeds to the songwriter(s). The publisher controls the song itself (not the recording of the song, which is generally owned and controlled by the record label).
That said, many artists choose to start a publishing company on their own early in their career to get control of their music catalogue. And while it sounds complicated, a publishing “company” can simply be a simple administrative way to organize your songs and farm the licensing work out to Performing Rights Organizations. Here’s a look at the basics behind starting your own publishing company.
Reasons You May Want to Start a Publishing Company
From administrative, to legal, to vanity, there are many different reasons to set up a publishing company for your compositions. Here are a few:
1. You’ve recorded an album and are looking for new avenues of exposure
2. You are considering a record deal and want certain controls over your copyrights
3. You have collaborated with different people and want a central company to administer the copyrights
4. Your manager, lawyer, or accountant is pushing for a more formal approach to your affairs
As if you didn’t already know: Beyoncé’s self-titled “visual album” — which, of course, was available exclusively on iTunes — sold a ridiculous 828,773 copie in just three days, making it the music platform’s fastest selling album ever. Let us celebrate by staring into her hypnotic eyes.