Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

I got asked this the other day and I didn’t know the answer. I happened to be chatting with my friend Barry Heyman who was kind enough to answer the question for me.  Barry is an entertainment attorney with a focus in the areas of entertainment, intellectual... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Understanding music rights and SoundCloud royalties

By Disc Makers’ Author Tony van Veen Disc Makers’ CEO Tony van Veen has started a new video series aimed at answering your questions about copyrights, how you’re paid for them, and what you need to do to collect your SoundCloud royalties. Let me start by... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

How to Use Facebook Groups to Build Your SoundCloud reposts

    What if I told you there was an untapped resource for building your Soundcloud reposts that was vastly overlooked, widely underused and yet, could produce the connections and opportunities you want Soundcloud promotion realed, in under 30 minutes a day?... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Music Video Placement: Building Brand Awareness

Music Video Placement: Getting Started As a musician it may feel like you can only control so much. However, while your initial focus should be on creating great high-quality music – you will quickly learn that branding is everything. Furthermore, a brand transcends... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

SoundCloud Vs Spotify: What’s Your Strategy?

SoundCloud has been in the news of late, dropping all artist fees once per month due to the lockdown. With that in mind, should you give up on streaming Soundcloud promotion services such as Spotify and put all your eggs in the SoundCloud basket? In this week’s show... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Maximizing your revenue when streaming live shows

By Disc Makers’ Author Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan As musicians transition from live shows to live streams, they are finding ways to monetize their performances, even if they aren’t “in person.” Some of these revenue options aren’t... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Starting a Record Label: Tips for a Successful Label

Starting a Record Label: Getting Started Many musicians that go beyond the creative process and decide to pursue making music as a career are intimidated by the business side of things. However, it is wise to proceed with caution, especially on uncharted territory.... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Advice for finding, keeping, and leaving a job in the music industry

By Disc Makers’ Author Bobby Borg Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg talks to Dr Chaz Austin, an employment consultant and author of 100 Ways To Find Work And Keep Finding Work For The Rest Of Your Career. Excerpted from... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

The 5 Best Studio Microphones Under $100

  The AT2020 | Source: Audio Technica Looking to buy a new mic? Make sure you do your research. If you spend $500 on a new mic, you’ll end up with a great mic regardless. But with cheaper prices comes a higher chance of low-quality mics. So I want Soundcloud... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Sex, Drums, Rock n Roll

Kenny Aronoff is a much sought-after drummer, professional speaker and author. He began his rock career performing with John Cougar Mellencamp for 17 years. Throughout his 40-plus-year career, he has also toured or recorded with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Zoom 201 for Musicians: Beyond the Basics

  Everyone is on Zoom nowadays. From webinars to happy hours, Zoom has become the hot spot for not just business meetings, but also collaborations and social calls. But did you know that Zoom is one of the best options out there for music lessons, co-write... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

5 Ways to Make the Most of Quarantine

  Suddenly, everyone’s lives changed. Big time. And there’s no way for me to really sugarcoat this—things are really hard right now. We’re living in a world of uncertainty, where so many of our basic needs like communication, physical contact, financial... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Biggest Bio F&*k-Ups

While we are all quarantined it’s probably a good idea to re-SoundCloud reposts your bio. Bios are a key SoundCloud asset that are often overlooked when one is updating their web presence. Below you will find several things to avoid in the process.   I... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

6 Ways Musicians Can Make Money During SoundCloud

We’re heavily into lockdown now and it may well be that DIY musicians are starting to think more about ways they can make money whilst in isolation. Greg and Sheldon are here with six ways musicians can make money during this period though you can use them at any... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

Is Your Mix Done? – The Ultimate Guidelines to a Final Mix!

We’re excited that Josh Reynolds offered his time for a guest blog series on mixing. ,With a resume that includes touring with acts like Little Big Town, Joe Nichols, Wynonna Judd, Love and Theft, and Craig Campbell, Reynolds has proven his ability to deliver in... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

5 Things We’ve Learned While On SoundCloud

We’ve been on lockdown for a fair few weeks now and from speaking to other musicians, looking at industry and Soundcloud and Spotify trends we’ve come to a few conclusions that might affect your music releases, your socials and Soundcloud and Spotify content and your... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

What Artists Should Know About SubmitHub

In March of 2016, I published what quickly became my most popular post: These 59 Music Blogs Will Listen to Your Song, Guaranteed.Four years later it’s up to 1100+, and also includes radio stations, SoundCloud and Twitch channels, Spotify playlisters, and... read more
Do I need to license a cover song if I give it away?

SoundCloud: The Best Way To Generate Revenue From Your Music During The Global SoundCloud Revolution

SoundCloud Music Marketing is a leading resource for today’s DIY musicians, SoundCloud Promotion is a Music Marketing Expert, a Former Major Label…

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