Music Business Law Facts Every Musician Needs to Know
You’re more likely to pave a successful professional career in the music industry for yourself when you understand the basics of music business and music law. In this article, we’re going to get into some music business law fundamentals you should know first.
How to Copyright a Song
Copyrighting a song or lyrics does not have to be a difficult process for songwriters. Follow these simple steps to make sure you legally protect your intellectual property.
The Best Bank for Musicians: A Search That Requires Nerve
Learn how John Waupsh set out to create the best bank for musicians, Nerve, which is specifically designed for people working in the creative economy.
Alex Halloran Starts and Sells Help the Bear Record Label
After graduating with his master’s degree from Berklee Online, Alex Halloran started and sold his own record company in less than a year.
Music Supervision: What Does a Music Supervisor Do?
You never know when a music supervision opportunity might present itself, which is why adding music supervision to your skill sets could set you up to be a valuable member of a production team.
Business Communication Skills to Navigate the Industry
Learning these business communication skills will serve you well in your music career. Here’s a breakdown of each mode of business communication skills you’ll need.
Shalom ‘J.Storm’ Miller on Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Bad Boy Records, BMI, and Artist Management
Berklee Online degree student Shalom “J.Storm” Miller talks about his two decade-long career in the music business, which includes collaborating with Beyoncé and Missy Elliott, working in the licensing department at BMI, and starting his own music management business out of Nashville.
Music Law: E. Michael Harrington Talks Music Business
Dr. E Michael Harrington is one of the preeminent figures in the world on music copyright and intellectual property matters. Famously, he worked as a consultant and expert witness to return “We Shall Overcome” and “This Land Is Your Land” to the public domain. In this Q&A, Harrington talks about falling into the music business accidentally, his extensive background in music, and the lessons he’s learned along the way in his career where music law and business intersect.
Tips for Sending Press Releases to Music Writers
If you take the time to promote your music to the right blogs and writers, you’ll see a greater return on your time investment.
Jamelle Houston on his Grandfather’s Legacy, his Nonprofit, and BLM
Incoming Berklee Online master’s student Jamelle Houston discusses his music career and what keeps him coming back to his hometown of Temple, Texas.