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music industry basics

May 15, 2021

What is a Sound Recording?

Why We Wrote This Guide Any time someone listens to a recorded song, they are listening to a sound recording. Sound recordings themselves are copyrightable. However, […]
May 15, 2021

What is a Composition?

Why we wrote this guide The purpose of this guide is to provide a detailed account of what a composition is and to further elucidate the […]
May 15, 2021

Types of Music Releases

Why We Wrote This Guide Albums, singles, LPs, EPs, mixtapes, compilations — the music industry uses a whole host of classifications for commercial releases. As technology […]
May 15, 2021

What is a Recording Artist?

Why We Wrote This Guide Recording artists and composers create the foundations of the music industry: compositions and recordings. An understanding of their fundamental positions in the music […]
May 14, 2021

What is a Record Label?

Why We Wrote This Guide Record labels have been around nearly as long as recorded sound. For years, being signed to a label was thought to […]
May 14, 2021

What is a Songwriter?

Why we wrote this guide While there has never truly been a standardized or traditional approach to becoming a songwriter and making a living as one, […]
May 14, 2021

What is a Music Publisher?

Why we wrote this guide The purpose of this guide is to give the reader a fundamental understanding of what a music publisher does, as well […]
May 14, 2021

Major vs. Indie

Why We Wrote This Guide The terms “major” and “indie” (independent) can be applied to many different entities in the music business. While we most often […]
May 14, 2021

Copyright Registration

Why We Wrote This Guide The American government and others offer legal protections to those who create intellectual property. This guide has been written to explain […]