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NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON

NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON
NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON

How To Register A Song At ASCAP

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How To Register A Song At ASCAP
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ould you use Distrokid or Tunecore to distribute your music online? In this video I show you my preference and discuss some of the similarities and differences. At the end of the day it all comes down to what is most cost effective for your music business. Watch this video to learn the best way to sell your music on iTunes, Spotify, and other major online music retailers.

The Difference between ASCAP and BMI

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In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org - Todd Brabec is the Vice President and Director of Membership for the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He talks about the differences between ASCAP and BMI. One of the main differences is the reason each organization was founded. ASCAP is a writer and publisher owned organization dedicated to enforcing the copyright law. BMI is a corporation owned by the broadcasting industry. The two organizations also differ in other ways such as payment formulas. Also in this segment, Brabec stresses the affiliation regulations. Writers have to join one or the other. However, writers are free to switch to the other organization. The significance of a good relationship with foreign societies is covered as well. Brabec also focuses on the importance of having a contact at the performing rights organization (PRO). Also in this segment, he offers some advice. Brabec recommends knowing information such as the PRO's philosoph…

How Songwriters and Music Publishers Make Money in the Digital/Online World

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IMRO Music Industry Seminar by Todd Brabec

The online/digital world has changed many of the ways that music is licensed as well as the amount of royalties that songwriters, composers and music publishers receive.
This new world has created many new areas of exploitation and opportunity including music in apps, video games, e-cards, digital jukeboxes and interactive dolls and toys, to name but a few. In addition, many new forms of mechanical licensing and performances have come into existence - locker services, downloads, bundled services, ringtones and ringbacks, subscription and streaming services - all with new royalty rates.

This seminar will discuss the types of deals, the negotiating process and the actual royalties being generated by songwriters and publishers in the online world. It will also cover many of the traditional areas of music licensing (radio, tv and live performances; film, television and advertising song licensing; record sales; songs in musicals, etc.) and tell you h…

5 Tips To Becoming a Better Composer

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5 Tips To Becoming a Better Composer

Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis: An Inside Look

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Published on Mar 25, 2015 http://www.ascap.com Join host John Debney as we take a step inside the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, an internationally-respected incubator for emerging film composers. Each year, 12 handpicked participants get a month's worth of advice and insider's perspective from studio executives, agents, attorneys and music supervisors. The centerpiece of the Workshop: the opportunity to record their original composition with an "A list" of Hollywood professionals, including a 60-piece orchestra of LA's finest musicians on a major studio film scoring stage, a legendary scoring mixer, professional music editors, copyists and composers acting as coaches and mentors. If you're a serious composer working towards a career in film music, this is the Workshop for you.



Composers - Find out how to apply for the Film Scoring Workshop: http://www.ascap.com/music-career/wor...

Filmmakers - Find an exceptional Workshop composer for your f…

Classical Music - Airborne Sand for Flute - Sabrina Pena Young

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In this beautiful romantic classical music work the composer was inspired by the wind and sand spiraling during a hurricane in South Florida. Composed by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young for her wedding day. Scores are available through the composer's website (sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com) and the Petrucci Library. ASCAP. Pena Young Publishing. First performed by Monica Strawbridge at the Sigma Alpha Iota American Musicale at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

How to Contact Influencers Livestream Youtube Video

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How to Contact Influencers Livestream Youtube Video

Music Marketing Best Practices!

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Things I've Learned about Songwriting in 25 Years

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Cliff Goldmacher is a songwriter, session musician, producer, engineer and author. In his talk, he covers a few things he’s learned about songwriting in the twenty-five years he’s been doing it and plays snippets of a few of his songs to illustrate his points.



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McCartney Shares His Songwriting Tips

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How to Write a Song: Sensory Writing Tricks | Songwriting | Tips & Techn...

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Songwriting 101: How to write/record a "Better" song!

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Oscar Songwriters Roundtable: Justin Timberlake, John Legend

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How Taylor Swift Writes Melodies

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How Ed Sheeran Writes A Melody | Holistic Songwriting S1E3

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Does Ed Sheeran SOUND down-to-earth? Can we hear that he’s authentic just by how he writes a melody? Are there techniques you can use to sound more genuine and more honest? I think yes, and you’re about to find out why. 

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Writing for Libraries: Music Composition Tips from Mark Cross | ASCAP | ...

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Writing for Libraries: Music Composition Tips from Mark Cross | ASCAP | Music for Film

5 Tips To Becoming a Better Composer

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5 Tips To Becoming a Better Composer

Top 10 Tips For Success in the Music Business with Dan Kimpel

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Top Ten Tips For Success in the Music Business with Dan Kimpel

SONGWRITING: Five Tips for Composing

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SONGWRITING: Five Tips for Composing

Stroke of Genius: Hollywood composers give writing tips — Guerrilla Film...

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A straightforward do-it-yourself manual, this guide will help composers at all levels create the best-sounding scores quickly and cost effectively—without jeopardizing their art.

By composer & orchestrator Jeremy Borum
www.JeremyBorum.com

If you are afflicted with the idea that a commercial working composer can also be a pure artist, the best thing you can do is get over yourself right away. In the music industry composers can be artists, but they are service providers first and artists second. They are serving a film, TV show, game, or advertisement, and many of those products do not require music that is ground breaking or thought provoking. Composers often need to write fairly simple functional music that does a job in a very specific way. At times there is a need for great artistry, but other times the right music for the job is not a work of art that makes the composer proud. There is no room for an artistic ego in the world of commercial composing because scoring is often more …

How to Compose a Song - Piano Lessons

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How to Compose a Song - Piano Lessons

Intermedia: Redefining American Music at the Turn of the Third Millennium

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Intermedia: Redefining American Music at the Turn of the Third Millennium
This article is a condensed version of: The Feminine Musique': Multimedia and
Women Today (2004)
Outside the realms of traditional art forms, intermedia incorporates digital video, sound synthesis, virtual reality, interactive audiovisual installations, the Internet, and a limitless array of technological innovation. With such a broad range of technological possibility at the composer’s fingertips, creativity reaches to the far ends of the imagination. Artists like Maryanne Amacher and Brenda Hutchinson create sound environments that evolve as participants interact with them. Carla Scarletti’s Internet gallery, Public Organ, invites Internet users to participate by submitting original artwork. Kristine H. Burns uses video generation and sound synthesis to create fluid visual images that captivate the audience, and Laurie Anderson performs large-scale multimedia operas wearing a multi-sensory suit that emits p…

The Silent Noise of John Cage - Essay Excerpt

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The Silent Noise of John Cage - Essay Excerpt
When John Cage asked Aragon, how one created history, he replied, "You have to invent it." Cage then set out to create his own musical history, that of experimentalism (Cage, Autobiographical 1). This movement included composers Morton Feldman, Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Earle Brown, and many others who, along with Cage, stretched the boundaries of music composition and broke
away from the East Coast post serialists. 

Largely because of geographical location, rock music and Oriental thought influenced experimental music. They revolted against Occidental music, embracing the plurality and percussive nature of Eastern Music. Cage believed that "IN THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE AS MANY WAYS OF WRITING AS THERE ARE COMPOSERS" (Cage, Silence 52). Cage did not study music in a formal institution and was unable to hear melodies in his head. For him, listening to a performance of his compositions and the actual composing in…

The Composer's Daughter

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The Composer's Daughter Strangers say she has the slender fingers of a pianist. She grimaces at minor seconds and is lulled to sleep by the rhythm of the pounding drums. She cries as cluster chords play electronic strains and is fascinated by the simple strumming of the mandolin. She smiles as her mother sings a half-forgotten
lullaby and shuts her eyes at the clash of cymbals. She is the composer's daughter.
As I hold her tiny, pink, pillowy body closely to my gently beating heart, I wonder if the nearly ten months she spent in my womb has left any permanent musical impressions on her. I remember the kicks she gave me from within when I stubbornly insisted on playing drum set seven months into the pregnancy, my bulging belly only a centimeter's distance from the piercing snare drum. I think of the hours I performed on the congas, each tap and slap creating a rhythmic lullaby for my sleeping unborn, unseen, child, and I think of her tiny ears hearing sorrowful ballades whe…