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You’ve found out you love music, it’s your passion, you are consumed by it and it consumes you. You have a special way of relating to musicians and you might even be a musician yourself. You are considering managing your best friend’s band or approaching your favorite up and coming band to offer your services. […]

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You’ve been playing guitar for a while now and can sing a little. You have been sitting in your room writing songs and have played them to your friends and your band at rehearsals. Your friends love them and tell you they one day will be hits. Your band is keen to learn them and […]

Registering works using the PRS database

If you are a member of PRS/MCPS you have access to the online database of all works this organisation is authorised to collect for. Each entry has a list of the composers (music) and authors (lyrics) along with their share of each royalty stream, plus the same for their publishers and sub-publishers, and also useful […]

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The Manager/Artist relationship can be one of the closest and most important in the career of a musician. Managers are the ones who do the legwork, handling the day-to-day business side of an artist’s enterprise with A&R representatives, producers and agents amongst others, in order for the artist to focus on being creative. It is […]

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The Manager/Artist relationship can be one of the closest and most important in the career of a musician. Managers are the ones who do the legwork, handling the day-to-day business side of an artist’s enterprise with A&R representatives, producers and agents amongst others, in order for the artist to focus on being creative. It is […]

PRS

The best way of thinking about an agreement with co-writers in your band is as a way of keeping your friends. I say band but really this applies to any partnership, whether songwriting, production, or a music enterprise like a label or a club night. Whilst you may or may not still be friends with […]

justice

Sometimes it may feel like ALL the power rests with the label in recording contracts. The artist is bound to the label for what seems like an indeterminate time and restricted in exercising their creative muscles. You have rights in the entertainment industry to practice your trade and there is a help in law, it […]

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Okay, so the recording contract. The thing most musicians dream and strive for. So well done, you are now presented with one. It is important not to get carried away. First off, THE RECORD COMPANY IS NOT THE ENEMY, so approach with caution not angry scepticism. You need to take a deep breath and consider […]

time

Okay, so the recording contract. The thing most musicians dream and strive for. So well done, you are now presented with one. It is important not to get carried away. First off, THE RECORD COMPANY IS NOT THE ENEMY, so approach with caution not angry scepticism. You need to take a deep breath and consider […]

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Okay, so the recording contract. The thing most musicians dream and strive for. So well done, you are now presented with one. It is important not to get carried away. First off, THE RECORD COMPANY IS NOT THE ENEMY, so approach with caution not angry scepticism. You need to take a deep breath and consider […]