CATEGORY: PUBLISHING & SONGWRITING

What To Do If A Band’s Name Is Similar To Yours

The music industry is fraught with trademark disputes, and any artist would be well advised to take steps to avoid such infringement conflicts before...



SOCAN Reports Record Royalty Distribution, Digital Up 44%

SOCAN collected a record $352-million in total royalties in fiscal year 2017, continuing a seven-year trend. The Canadian PRO said the jump was driven...


Thought Streaming Royalties Were Bad? Radio Airplay Royalties Even Worse

Almost since its inception, streaming has often been maligned in the industry for the pittance which it pays out to artists, and while this...


What Composers, Musicians, Should Know About The Proposed Tax Reform Bill

Recently introduced to the House of Representatives, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" has buried within its pages legislation that could, depending on how...


Portugal The Man Talks Hard Work Or Die [INTERVIEW]

Here Chris Robley sat down to chat with Zach Carothers of Portugal, The Man about the value of hard work in a tough industry,...


How Elton John’s Music Evolved Through The Decades

70 year-old musical legend Elton John has never stopped changing his sound since he began making music in 1969, exploring genres from blues to...


LyricMerch Lets Fans Wear The Words From Their Favorite Songs

LyricMech is bringing song lyrics to merch on a massive scale. Remember those lines in songs that say it all, simply and perfectly? Now...


Concord Exec Grover Biery Jumps To BMG As EVP Recorded Music

[UPDATED] Concord Music exec Tom 'Grover' Biery has jumped to BMG where he will serve as EVP Recorded Music, based in Los Angeles. He'll...


Taking Advantage Of The Recording Studio

Here long-time recording veteran Chris Gilroy pulls from years of experience in the control to offer artists advice on how they most effectively maximize...


Taylor Swift Using Dubious Trademark Registrations To Put An End To Sales Of Fan-Made Goods

In an effort to capture maximum Swift Dollars, the popular singer's legal team has been outdoing themselves by attempting to to copyright multiple key...