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Why You're Not Getting Paid The Streaming Money You Earned (And How To G...

Jeff Price — founder of Audiam, TuneCore, and spinART Records — spoke at SF MusicTech Summit about the ins-and-outs of music publishing. Price dives into the nuanced arena of copyright and how the Right of Reproduction has changed with the evolving music industry, specifically the introduction of interactive music streaming services. Get paid the money you are owed with Price’s in depth guidance.

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

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 how the online world has changed t

10 Mini Songwriting Challenges to Sharpen your Writing Skills

10 Mini Songwriting Challenges to Sharpen your Writing Skills Songwriting is a tricky business. Inspiration can be hard to come by – and even then, fitting your thoughts and feelings into words, and squeezing those words into music can be a process akin to pulling teeth. Sometimes, though, all you need are a few simple exercises to sharpen your songwriting skills! Check them out here:

How Do I Make Money In Music? - Warren Huart: Produce Like A Pro

The question I get asked more than any other question is: ‘How Do I Make Money in the Music Industry?’ Whether you are a Band or an Artist or working behind the scenes as a Producer, Engineer, Mixer or Songwriter, the music industry has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. Back in the 90s and early 2000s, the main way of generating income was selling records. And the best way to sell records was to land a Major Label Deal. Bands and artists honed their songs, sound and look to garner the interest of a major Label A&R.  Once you landed a deal, labels cut huge advance checks for you to produce your album and music videos, along with providing a big budget to promote your music. With the digital age, sales record sales have dropped dramatically and are no longer the main way to generate income in music, which caused a drastic change in the music industry. How has the music industry changed and how can we adapt to these changes to to continue to make money in musi

NEW Dark Fantasy Novel At Amazon "Evil Within"

NEW Dark Fantasy Novel At Amazon "Evil Within" When a young magician disregards centuries of warnings about the dark side of the Talent, her revenge starts a sequence of events that will endanger the whole world. Instead of tutoring her young student of the dangers inherent in the Talent, she nurtures the dark side of magic within the young prince, creating an unstoppable power that will consume everything in its path. CHECK IT OUT NOW!

Introduction to Music Publishing. How to Make Money from your Songs

This short video is an intro to Renman MB's Music publishing section. Watch if you want to know how what value your songs have and how to turn your them into money.  Founded by legendary music manager Steve Rennie, RenmanMB is your one stop for the best advice and education on today's music business. Renman MB is home to the #1 music business webshow called "Renman Live" which features interviews with 100's of the top artists and music professionals in the music industry. Click here to see our upcoming and past shows ( ).  If you are serious about learning the music biz check out our online course called the “Insider’s Guide to Today’s Music Business” ( ) . This course is for any person who aspires to a career in the music business as an artist or music professional. Join the Renman MB community for exclusive access to our content by clicking here:

EASY! How to Make A Vampire Book Cover - Moviestorm Animation - Sabrina Pena Young

Creating a Vampire novel book cover using Moveistorm animation software. Very simple to do. Just watch how quickly I made this vampire book cover for my new vampire thriller novel: The White Lily Society: Miami Bloodlust, at Amazon. See the finished cover for my first vampire novel The White Lily Society: Miami Bloodlust If you like this video, you will love the my science fiction bestseller Libertaria Chronicles: "Libertaria: Genesis is dystopian, and good at it, and that needs further examination." - J. Roseman, “One of my favorite things about this story is its odd apocalyptic tone and strong sci-fi/fantasy foundation. The dark quality that comes with it is the cherry on top.” – on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera  WHAT FANS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LIBERTARIA CHRONICLES "Between the book, virtual opera, soundtrack, and all the extras, Young has created a convincing world...a da

Singing geneticists and EPIC cyberspace machinima operas | Sabrina Peña ...

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How do you stage an opera without an opera company, or singers, or a stage, or anything, really, except your own ideas? Sabrina Peña Young and many enthusiastic opera fans put together their own full opera production using crowdsourced performances and machinima: computer-generated 3-D graphics. It's how most operas might be done in the near future. Produced by Justin Bondi Productions ( ) Sabrina Peña Young composes award-winning experimental works, which have been presented at the Beijing Conservatory, the International Computer Music Conference, Miramax’s Project Greenlight, the Athena Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Art Basil Miami, Turkey’s Cinema for Peace, El Instituto Cubana de la Musica, Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art and countless arts events. Young is currently curating the 60X60 Latin M

Garage Band Tutorial: Creating a Song

This Garage Band tutorial shows you how to compose your own music and create songs for your movie using Apple's Garage Band application.

Oscar winning composer AR Rahman composing technique.

Double oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman talks about scoring music for the Bollywood flick Jodha Akbar.

How To Make A Song In Garageband - Full Tutorial

Record your songs in Garageband with an iMac and NO other equipment! All you need is an acoustic guitar & headphones and you can record acoustic songs or rock songs! This video shows you the complete process from start to finish!

How to Compose Music - Lesson 1 - How to Write a Melody

Learn how to compose music, from start to finish. Be sure to sign up at  to get the full benefits of the course including summaries of all the lessons, worksheets and additional videos. In this course, you'll learn about melody, harmony, form, accompaniment, dynamics, articulations and how to make your music generally sound good. Study the ways in which Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven all made their music work. Lesson 1 - How to Write a Melody - Learn about how to write a Basic Idea, the real building block of classical music. The easiest way you've ever seen, to write a convincing melody. Lesson 2 - Harmony 101 - Learn about harmony, and how to make the basic idea you wrote in lesson 1, fit to different harmonies. Lesson 3 - The Musical Period - Learn about the musical period, the first of the small theme types that classical composers use in their music. Lesson 4 - The Musical Sentence - Learn about the musical sentence, the

Guitar Lesson: how to write a song in 5 minutes...

Obviously this isn't all you need to write a hit song, but it'll at least give you a system for coming up with some chords you like. There's another cool side benefit, if you get used to thinking about chords this way, you'll often come up with something you recognize from another song. When you do that you'll know what the chords are in that other song and you'll recognize that progression in other songs... it's cool.

Why American Christians Care About Nazis: Honest Thoughts About Charlottesville from a Christian Latina Artist's Point of View

A Young woman is injured at the Nazi Rally in Virginia Honest Thoughts About Charlottesville from a Christian Latina Artist's Point of View If you come to this blog on a regular basis, you probably know a little bit about me. You know that I am a composer, that I love music, that I dabble in indie filmmaking, and that I am a writer. I am also many other things - Parent, Decent Cook, Percussionist, Christian, and Latina (Cuban/Dominican). In general I keep the blog about music, more from time constraints than from any other reason. I would love to write a hundred blogs a month for my readers, but it's just not possible. But I could not keep silent about Charlottesville.  For those that don't know, last weekend Nazi protestors went to Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. Counter protesters (among those a faction from the Antifa - AntiFascist) movement were also there. The Nazis brought assault rifles. The Antifas brought clu

Ultimate guide on studio quality home music recording at very low budget

Ultimate guide on studio quality home music recording at very low budget  

Basic Home Recording Mic & Mixer Set-Up...

Basic Home Recording Mic & Mixer Set-Up

How to Record Vocals like a Pro - Technical Lesson for beginners.

How to Record Vocals like a Pro - Technical Lesson for beginners.

The Devil Went Down To Georgia White Trash Washing Machine Cover

The Devil Went Down To Georgia White Trash Washing Machine Cover

First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg

First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg Russian Musical Union International MolOt Group Russian institute of Art History Youth Department of Russian Composers Union ​ are delighted to present ​ The First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg The master-courses will take place in St. Petersburg on the base of Russian institute of Art History from November 19 to November 26, 2017. The invited professors for the master-courses are composers Alexander Knaifel (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Helena Tulve (Tallinn, Estonia). ​ The master-courses have two sections: Music for chamber ensemble Music for chamber choir ​ The performing ensembles of the master-courses are St. Petersburg MolOt-ensemble and Festino Chamber Choir. ​ Ensemble lineup: Flute (also piccolo, alto) Clarinet (also piccolo, bass) Piano (also MIDI-keyboard) Violin Cello (also bass guitar) ​ The choir lineup is 16 voices (SATB, four singers for each part) ​ 10

CALL Women Composers Festival of Hartford - Composer-in-Residence

Women Composers Festival of Hartford - Composer-in-Residence The Women Composers Festival of Hartford is now accepting submissions from potential Composers-in-Residence for 2018 and future years. The Composer-in-Residence will have her music showcased on the Festival, will give talks and masterclasses to area schools, participate in other outreach and publicity activities, compose a new work to be premiered at the Festival, and more. Visit  to access the online submission form. Applications will be accepted year-round but only those received by 5/15/17 will be considered for 2018. Web site:

Music Promotion Tips - 10 Ways to Promote your Music

Do You want to Promote yourself online as a Music Producer and Artist? In this video you get 10 Music Promotion Tips that will get you kickstarted in Promotion and Marketing your Music.

How To Write Like John Williams! Secrets of Film Scoring Part 1

In this episode of Everything Music, I will show you harmonic progressions that film composerJohn Williams commonly uses in his writing to create his epic soundscapes! This is the first in my film scoring spotlight episodes.

Women Composer YouTube Database Project Looking for Female Composers and Songwriters

Women Composer YouTube Database Project Looking for Female Composers and Songwriters The Women Composer YouTube Database is a project designed to make the works of prominent women in music known to a broader base by creating long playlists of works by select female composers and songwritings in classical music, electronica, and film. This is a project begun by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.   The hope is that as more and more of these Youtube Playlists of women composers are made available, the playlists will be shared and other musicians will take the time to create more female composer playlists. This project was begun in August 2017. The goal is to eventually have 100 + separate playlists highlighting the works of 100+ female composers.   If you are interested in having a playlist made of your work or a prominent female composer as part of this project, please contact Sabrina Pena Young directly through her facebook page:

How to Write A Splendid Opera Libretto

Music and drama critic Terry Teachout recently wrote his first libretto; the opera became a hit. What would he advise others attempting this daunting form?

Philip Glass on The Trial and the composing 'tricks' he uses when writing

Composer Philip Glass on his latest collaboration with Christopher Hampton and Music Theatre Wales, an opera adaptation of Franz Kafka's black comedy, The Trial.  Find out more at The Trial is Philip Glass's second 'pocket' opera based on the writings of Franz Kafka, and his first work created specifically for Music Theatre Wales, in celebration of the company's 25th birthday. Glass has a long relationship with the company, describing them as 'wonderful to work with… they seem to like these "odd" pieces of mine, and they do them very well. I think of my pocket operas as neutron bombs – small, but packing a terrific punch'. Glass has won worldwide acclaim for his operas, which include Satyagraha and Einstein on the Beach. Music Theatre Wales gave a sell-out tour in 2010 of Glass's previous Kafka opera, In the Penal Colony, a work of blistering intensity and dark claustrophobia. Playwright and

Writing His First Opera

Writing His First Opera

All About the Music Business : Benefits Of Music Conventions

All About the Music Business : Benefits Of Music Conventions

Inside Opera Live: Composing an aria about cake

As part of Inside Opera: Live, composer Errollyn Wallen and baritone Dawid Kimberg were challenged to create an aria from scratch in 4 hours with suggestions of text from Twitter. Watch how the process unravelled and listen to the final performance. 

How to Write an Opera

Operas are often tragedies, so they should be written with the rules of Greek tragedy in mind. Write an opera by working with a composer with tips from a playwright in this free video on writing lessons and tips.

Songwriting Tips | How To Write A Song

n this video, our no. 1 hit selling songwriting instructor Alex Von Soos gives us a little taster of what you can expect while learning how to write a song on our Hit Songwriting course, jam packed full of songwriting tips from a top songwriter with record sales in the millions.