Understanding Copyright & Creating a Strategy   So, we’ve covered all of this metadata stuff and all types of registration, so now we’re going to briefly hit on what these all mean to you. What are the ‘RIGHTS’ of musicians and how are they related to all of this stuff? Understanding copyright is KEY to creating…

How I Got Signed to a Music Publishing Deal  Guest Article: Written by Dylan Lloyd   It was September 21, 2009…I was in pursuit of the ultimate dream.  From Chicago to Los Angeles, I drove nearly two full days to meet a girl who would change my life forever – with a music publishing deal.…

Toni Blackman: Hip-Hop Meditation :: Earning by Empowering :: The Mixtape Week of July 16: Story, Revenue, and Balance 1 “The lyrics, the voice, the track and/or the vibe of a good song causes us to be more present and helps us to cut through the noise of our daily lives. It helps us to…

Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light :: OISTAT Mentorship Program :: Music Festival Gender Gaps Week of June 25: Story, Revenue, and Balance 1 “Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” Leonard Bernstein 1 MusicMakers News: Week of June 25th, 2018 Story, Revenue, and Balance:  Angelique Kidjo’s covers bring meaning and…

Stewart Lupton :: Unsigned-Only Music Competition :: AWAL Week of May 28: Story, Revenue, and Balance 1 “Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.” Macklemore 1 MusicMakers News: Week of May 28th, 2018 Story, Revenue, and Balance:  The…

Childish Gambino :: The Art of Score :: Matthew Garrison Week of May 14: Story, Revenue, and Balance 1 The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose—and is a test of the quality of a…

LISTEN! https://musicmakers.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Eating-vs-Arting.mp3 1 EATING VS. ARTING The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose—and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.” President John F. Kennedy – Look Magazine (1962) 1 Here is…

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