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CreativeFuture Releases ‘The DIY Musician’s Starter Guide To Being Your Own Label & Publisher’ Written By Dae Bogan

CreativeFuture Dae Bogan DIY Musician Starter Guide

Over the last 10 years, I’ve had the honor of working with and supporting many DIY musicians in the development, launch and growth of their music careers. As an artist manager, indie label owner, music publisher, music retail executive and music tech entrepreneur I’ve directly contributed to the creation, promotion, release, administration and monetization of hundreds of releases.

It is from these experiences working with DIY musicians (and indies) and through my advanced education having earned a master’s degree in music business that I operate today as an entrepreneur, educator and advocate for DIY musicians.

I try to assist DIY musicians make sense of the music business through articles and insight, workshops, courses, webinars and now a short ebook.

I am excited to present The DIY Musician’s Starter Guide to Being Your Own Label and Publisher

The DIY Musician’s Starter Guide to Being Your Own Label and Publisher was written to (1) help DIY musicians become better advocates for themselves by demystifying some of the confusing concepts behind how the digital music industry operates, (2) to address and offer solutions to many of the challenges that DIY musicians face in their careers, and (3) to educate DIY musicians on the processes with which they must become familiar to increase the possibility of being properly compensated for the
use of their music across the digital music ecosystem.

In this guide, you will learn about the basics of music copyrights and the business implications of the difference between compositions and sound recordings. You will learn what it means to be your own label and publisher and the four different hats you wear in the world of music royalties. You will also gain practical knowledge and steps
for asserting your rights and capturing the royalties that your music earns across the digital music industry.

Get it FREE here.

The (Not Quite) Definitive Guide To The Exploitation Of Music Royalties

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about music royalties; those pesky micro-pennies that add up to something worth fighting over after millions and billions of streams.

With the music industry seeing revenue growth powered by streaming, coupled with shrinking per-stream royalty rates caused by a combination of horrible statutory royalties, unsustainable subscription models, and more content than ever before splitting up the pie, music royalties have never been more scrutinized in modern music history, IMO.

In the United States alone, there are several legislative measures being proposed that directly address music royalties — Fair Play Fair Pay Act (artist royalties), Songwriter Equity Act (songwriter royalties), AMP Act (music producer royalties), CLASSICS Act (legacy artist royalties) — with powerful proponents (music rights organizations, music creators’ rights advocacy groups, and music industry trade associations) and even more power opponents (digital media and Internet company coalitions, broadcaster lobbying organizations, and in some cases, DSPs themselves) on both sides.

Nevertheless, this is an interesting time for music royalties.

Technologists and music licensing experts have come together to create a variety of offerings to music creators and rightsholders to help them exploit their music royalties. Whether you want to find unpaid royalties, get a loan against future royalties, sell your royalties or allow music fans to invest in your music royalties, there’s a platform for that.

Here’s a (not quite) definitive guide of music royalties tools and services (A-Z):

FIND & CLAIM UNPAID MUSIC ROYALTIES

  • Paperchain (Revenue Share) – Enriching the music supply chain. Paperchain solves the problem of unpaid royalties in the music industry. Paperchain empowers music copyright owners with products and services to solve the problem of unpaid royalties.
  • Royalty Claim (Free/Subscription) – Search, Find, and Claim Millions of Unclaimed Royalties and Music Licenses. The Royalty Claim Platform is powered by data made available through the ongoing research of the Royalty Claim Initiative, its researchers and data scientists, and valued music industry partners.

GET ADVANCES & LOANS AGAINST FUTURE MUSIC ROYALTIES

  • Sound Royalties (Flexible Repayments Terms) – Next-generation royalty financing. Retain your music rights. Keep your royalties.
  • Lyric Financial (Flexible Repayment Terms) – Advances, Loans, and Financial Solutions for the Music Industry
  • Royalty Advance Funding (Interest Loan) – Royalty Advance Funding has funded hundreds of established music royalty earners including songwriters, composers, publishers, producers, and their successors.

SELL, BUY OR INVEST IN MUSIC ROYALTIES

  • Royalty Exchange (Ownership & Dividends) – Your online marketplace for buying and selling royalties.
  • SongVest (Dividends) – The Stock Market of Music. For the first time ever, both investors and fans can own and get paid by the music that they love.
  • Perdiem (Dividends) – Investment platform for creatives. Start your own record label and build your brand in music.

 

Featured Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash

[Infographic] Royalty Claim Launch Month Review

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We’re excited to share this infographic representing a review of Royalty Claim‘s launch month.

Highlights from the infographic:

• The Royalty Claim Initiative has ingested nearly 60 million records of entitlements currently available for search and claiming in the Royalty Claim Platform.

• Over 350 music creators and music industry companies from 16 countries have joined Royalty Claim.

• Users have conducted over 4,500 searches and have created over 600 claims resulting in a 13% “find rate.”

We have a ways to go, but we are thrilled to see that so many music creators and rightsholders are feeling just a bit more empowered with data.

 

View the infographic here.

Have You Searched The Royalty Claim Database? What Are You Waiting For?

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Another Royalty Claim user shocked to find that they have unclaimed entitlements in our database.
 
Are you a music creator or represent music creators? Have you taken the time to create a free account and search our nearly 50 Million records? What are you waiting for? With each day that passes, thousands of unclaimed royalties fall out of the statue of limitations!

Royalty Claim Announces Unclaimed Neighboring Rights Database – Launches With Nearly 1 Million Records

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Neighboring rights is becoming a hot ticket music rights issue as download decline (and thus, mechanical royalties) and Internet streaming soars. However, the fact that US music creators and rights owners get the short end of the stick in terms of the global view of neighboring rights protections and financial reward, it is more important than ever of US stakeholders to see where and how their music is performing around the world. Neighboring Rights Agencies have boomed over the last several years to address this issue, but they’re still highly selective and most work with a few dozen performers, if any at all.

This is why we are happy to announce our Unclaimed Neighboring Rights database which launches today with nearly 1 Million records from several collective management organizations (CMOs) and foreign collection societies.
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Complete details and a demo here.

Royalty Claim Unleashes Another 22 Million Section 115 NOIs

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Royalty Claim Initiative‘s mission is clear:

“To aid in creating transparency in the global music licensing ecosystem.”

We do this by conducting research into the global music licensing ecosystem to understand where and why royalties go uncollected. The Royalty Claim Platform is a FREE online search engine empowering music creators and rights-holders with access to the data about unclaimed royalties and music licenses.

After a rocky launch weekend, we are happy to announce that we’ve just made over 22 Million more Section 115 NOI records searchable. Copyright owners (or their agents) can create a free account, search for free, and initiate claims for free.

Harry Fox Agency, Music Reports Inc, MediaNet and Loudr are among the licensee agents that will receive claim notifications via Royalty Claim for Section 115 NOIs filed on behalf of digital service providers such as SpotifyGoogle Play MusicMicrosoft Groove Music, PandoraiHeartMedia and Amazon Music.

Join today and search for free at www.royaltyclaim.com

Billboard Highlights Dae Bogan’s Course At UCLA Herb Alpert School Of Music Among Its “15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017”

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Billboard today published its list of “The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017” and among them, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music was recognized for the work it’s doing to launch a new hybrid musicology and music business degree program.

The article also highlighted the “Music and Entrepreneurship” course that will be developed and taught by me in Winter 2018.

I am honored to be mentioned among the many other programs and educators represented in the article. This comes on the eve of my free music industry entrepreneurship masterclass tour taking place in Brooklyn (9/30), Oakland (10/14), Cleveland (10/21), and Los Angeles (11/18) and the launch of a series of online music business courses that I will be developing under my brand Marcato Academy.

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Read the full article here.

Dae Bogan Announces Marcato Academy’s FREE “Music Industry Entrepreneurship Masterclass Tour” 2017 – Brooklyn / Oakland / Cleveland / Los Angeles

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For years I’ve been asked to live stream my classes and workshops. I’ve finally decided to do something even better: I’ve decided to develop an online music business academy.

Over the next few months, I will be developing and publishing music business education online courses under the brand Marcato Academy. In music theory, “marcato” is the Italian word for emphasis and here I use it to mean an emphasis on quality music business education.

To kick-off to this journey, I’ve decided to put together a series of FREE masterclasses in cities that I will be visiting over the next several weeks to speak at music industry conferences or catch up with family and friends.

The “Music Industry Entrepreneurship Masterclass Tour” will feature four spot dates of 2 hour classes held in Brooklyn, Oakland, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.

Topics To Be Covered:

  • Intellectual Property (IP) – What is IP? What IP does your business create? How to protect your IP? What third-party IP does your business use? How to be compliant in the use of third-party IP?
  • Rights Administration & Licensing – What rights do you own and/or control? How are rights licensed and monetized? What are some rights administration best practices? When and how to join music rights organizations?
  • Business Formation – What business formation options are available to you? What are the pro’s and con’s between different entity structures? What are some tax implications that should be considered?
  • Go-To-Market Strategy – How to conduct market research in the music industry? How to develop a go-to-market strategy? How to market on a budget?
  • Team Building – When and how to build your team? How to seek, vet, and hire freelancers? How to leverage interns in a mutually beneficial manner? Best practices for remote organization management.
  • Networking & Personal Branding –  How to establish a personal brand as a music industry professional? How to find networking opportunities? Online networking best practices?

Ideal Attendees: Music industry entrepreneurs starting or currently operating record labels, music publishing companies, artist management firms, music production houses, and self-managed DIY musicians.

Tour Dates (Masterclass @ 11AM):

  • Sat. 9/30 – Brooklyn – 395 Warehouse – 395 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
  • Sat. 10/14 – Oakland – Zoo Labs – 1035 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Sat. 10/21 – Cleveland – BOP STOP at The Music Settlement – 2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
  • Sat. 11/18 – Los Angeles – SAE Insitute LA – 6700 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

FREE TICKETS AT WWW.MARCATOACADEMY.EVENTBRITE.COM

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