Think You Have a Song That's Syncable?

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Liam Farrell, Manager of Sync on TuneCore’s Publishing Administration team, and it was originally featured on Music Connection.] This past May, I attended a panel discussion on the current state of sync. It was a real who’s-who of gatekeepers from the sync world; a PRO exec, some big name publishers […]

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Interview: Braden Palmer Discusses Licensing for TV & More

Braden Palmer has been led an interesting and busy life in the music industry. Growing up in a family of musicians and falling in love with rock music at an early age, the Minnesota-native’s talents have taken him everywhere from Snoop Dogg’s studio, to scoring films in LA, and back to his home state where […]

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Interview: Music Supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas Talks Sync Licensing

When it comes to the music industry, one of its most complicated and often confused components is publishing and licensing. Mechanical royalties, neighboring rights, performance rights organizations – for independent artists, it can seem like one big gray area! While TuneCore Music Publishing Administration is here to help you collect worldwide royalties and answer questions, we know […]

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10 Reasons To Choose TuneCore Music Publishing Administration

[Editors Note: This is a re-posted blog from 2/10/14, originally written by Jacqueline Rosokoff. We’ve made some minor updates, but other than that, enjoy and be sure to visit our Publishing Administration page for more info!]   You put a lot of work into writing songs.  And because these compositions form the foundation of your […]

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What You Don't Know About Publishing May Be Costing You

[Article originally posted on SoundCtrl]

By Jamie Purpora, President, TuneCore Publishing

If you’re a musician in the US, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the names ASCAPBMI and SESAC. You also likely know that joining one of these Performance Rights Organizations (PROs) will help you collect royalties that you’ve earned as a songwriter.

What you may not realize is that the world of rights and royalties is incredibly complex, and in this increasingly global, multi-platform world, you might not be quite as covered as you think. In this article, we take a look at the royalties PROs can and can’t collect and demonstrate how a publishing administration partner like TuneCore Publishing Administration, in conjunction with PROs, can help ensure you’re able to get your hands on all the revenue your songwriting earns…

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4 Practical Dos & Don’ts for Different Songwriting Approaches

By Cliff Goldmacher

“Which do you write first, the music or the words?” This is the classic question that all songwriters get asked.  In my experience, there’s no easy—or correct—answer to this one.  Sometimes it’s the music, sometimes it’s the lyrics and, often, it’s some mystical, organic combination of the two.  More importantly, there is no one way to write a song. Some of the best (and worst) songs ever written were created using the same techniques.  To that end, I’m going to cover four different ways to approach writing a song, and some of the “dos” and “don’ts” you’ll want to keep in mind as you go through each one…

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10 Reasons to Choose TuneCore Music Publishing Administration

You put a lot of work into writing songs.  And because these compositions form the foundation of your career, you want to make sure they’re being treated properly.  A Publishing Administrator will represent your compositions and make sure you get all of the royalties owed to you from the use of your music around the world.  By getting a publishing deal with TuneCore, you’ll get a top notch team on your side, fighting on your behalf and giving you opportunities to maximize your songwriter royalty collection.

Here’s how we’ll do it…

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10 Foolproof Ways to Critique Your Own Songs

By Cliff Goldmacher

Early on in my songwriting career, I considered it a minor miracle that I could create a song in the first place.  However, once I got a little more used to performing that particular magic trick, it became necessary to start to refine my process a bit further.  In other words, it was no longer enough just to have created a song. Now I had to go back and tweak, edit, fix and otherwise polish my songs until I was confident I’d exhausted every option to improve them.  With the help of BMI’s Nina Pacent, I’ve put together a list of ten things for you to examine when critiquing your songs, in order to make them both lyrically and melodically stronger…

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13 Ways to Make Money from Your Songs

By Jamie Purpora
President, TuneCore Music Publishing Administration

If you write songs, and your songs are sold, downloaded, streamed or used in many other ways, they’re generating songwriter royalties for you.  Awesome, right?

Nowadays, the types of songwriter royalties earned fall into two buckets: Physical/Analog Songwriter Royalties (generated from old school music industry), and Digital Songwriter Royalties (generated from the modern digital music industry).  With all of the different ways your compositions can be used in both industry models, there’s a good chance your songs are generating money you’re not even aware of, which means you’re missing out on collecting your money, and that ain’t cool. So, to make sure that stops now, we’ve outlined 13 ways that your songs make you money.

But one note before we begin: each income stream and type of royalty explained below is generated from both the original recording of a song or “composition” (i.e. the Beatles’ version of “Yesterday”), and off of a cover of the song…

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Get a Tip From R&B Artist Prince AJ + See Why He Uses TuneCore

We got a chance to talk to R&B artist Prince AJ about his relationship with TuneCore, plus  what advice he’d give a fellow independent artists. See how his dreams became a reality…

I am TuneCore because…

I am TuneCore because they made the impossible, POSSIBLE! Before TuneCore, independent artists did not have the opportunity to share their music worldwide.  We would only get to hear or download major artists’ music. Before TuneCore it was just a dream or fantasy that you would be able to share your music—your inner thoughts—with the world…

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