Breaking Bread, Giving Bread Crumbs: The Challenge Facing Beyoncé, Drake, And 150 Other People

Beyonce and Drake

Between Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and Drake’s “Views” albums, there are over 150 writers and producers credited across their combined 32 tracks.

I can only imagine the music compensation nightmare that will ensue over the next 12 months as streaming, DPD, and airplay royalty checks start to go out to the multi-national team of creators and rights holders.

Who is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of rights holder information across all tracks? Who is checking that digital music services have complete metadata to match sound recordings to their underlying compositions? Who is accounting to the background vocalists and session musicians?

Did every producer and engineer secure letter of directions from Beyoncé and Drake to properly claim a portion of Pandora payouts? Who is looking after the contributors who do not have multinational publishers? Will they capture their piece of neighboring rights, DART royalties, or Spotify mechanicals?

Who will lose out due to inefficiencies? Who will have money left on the table due to an inability to properly claim and collect?

These are the questions that we ask ourselves at TuneRegistry and why we’ve built the next-generation music rights & metadata management platform to empower creators and rights holders.

Lukas Graham And Digital Music’s New Fan Conversion Funnel

Lukas Graham

Screenshot of Lukas Graham’s self-titled debut album cover art posted on Lukas Graham’s Facebook page; accompanied by the comments section.

The image featured above is a screenshot of a post on recording artist Lukas Graham‘s Facebook page. This blog entry is about the idea of the Digital Music’s New Fan Conversion Funnel as illustrated by a comment posted in the comments section by Lukas Graham fan, Stacy Angus.

But first, a quick crash course on conversion funnels.

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Grammy Winning Engineers Launch Digital Mastering Service For DIY Musicians, eMastered

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Using an intelligent mastering engine built from analyzing thousands of hit songs, eMastered gives musicians an easy and affordable way to master tracks from the comfort of their own homes.

Grammy Award-winning engineer Smith Carlson and hit EDM singer/producer Collin McLoughlin announce the launch of eMastered, an online tool redefining the way musicians approach audio mastering. eMastered enables users to instantly master recordings online, making what is traditionally a complex and expensive process much more simple, affordable, and accessible to musicians worldwide.

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[FREE Event] Southern California Music Industry Professionals Music Industry Mixer

SCMIP Music Industry Mixer

It’s been years since I’ve hosted a public event of any kind in Los Angeles, so I’m excited that my come back is an event that is completely on-brand and meaningful to me:

S.C.M.I.P. | Southern California Music Industry Professionals

Music Industry Mixer | An evening of mingling and networking with musicians, songwriters, producers, and business professionals from across Southern California hosted by Dae Bogan.

Date & Time: April 26th, 2016 | 6pm to 9pm

Location: Now Boarding | 7746 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood

RSVP at www.SCMIP.eventbrite.com

#MusicBusinessMonday: Session Musicians

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Session Musicians: Quality music starts with talented musicians. Your mastery of instruments, performance, and sometimes improvisation can make the difference between a recording that’s just Ok and a recording that’s a masterpiece, so your skills should not go unrewarded.

Did you know that session musicians and background vocalists may be entitled to royalties when the recordings on which they’ve performed are played on digital services such as Pandora, SiriusXM, Music Choice, and thousands of Internet webcasters?

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Hangout With Dae This Saturday On Google Hangouts

Hangout With Dae Boogan

Haven’t been able to make any of the music industry conferences where I speak (SXSW, International Music Festival Conference, Independent Music Conference, SAE Music Tech Expo, Indie Entertainment Expo, Digital Entertainment World, etc.)? Well, now is your chance to do so from home.
For the first time ever, I’ll participate in a Google Hangout to discuss independent music creators rights, self-publishing, self-releasing, metadata, marketing, and more.
Saturday, April 9th | 10am PST/1pm EST
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