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WordPress.comStart your own record label

2008-08-04T20:20:21Z

Start Your Own Record Label. Independent record labels have been there since the era of records themselves. The main problems in the past, when figuring out how to start an independent record label, have had to do with funding and the generation of profits. “Indie” labels more recently though have boomed on the music industry […]

Start Your Own Record Label.

Independent record labels have been there since the era of records themselves. The main problems in the past, when figuring out how to start an independent record label, have had to do with funding and the generation of profits. “Indie” labels more recently though have boomed on the music industry scene for many reasons. Over the next few minutes, we are going to go over how to start a record label and why it is not as hard as your think. Learning how to start and run your own record label is not an impossible feat by any means. In fact, the whole process has become much easier with time. Up until the 1990’s recording equipment and products were gigantic and quite expensive. But now they have not only shrunk in size but the price has shrunk as well. This has made things much easier for all those out there who were trying to figure out how to start an independent record label with very little cash flow. So, that solves your equipment problem. Now, where to put it…
Once you have the equipment, you are going to need some sort of make-shift studio. Some people may have the luxury of starting this business at home. But this all depends on where you live and the set up of your home. Deciding to start an independent record label from home can cut your costs tremendously. If this is not an option for you, then a rented space can be surprisingly cheaper than you would think. If you just want to test the waters before totally committing, then renting a pre-stocked ready-to-go studio for around $100/hr. is another option to consider. Remember, you are just starting out so you don’t have to go “all out” in the beginning. Now you can see that there are many options for those contemplating how to start a record label. The Indie record label market is on the rise, so what exactly are you waiting for? As you can see, the cost of starting up are minimal and believe me, in the long run, the profits can be great. Starting your own label can be risky business but risk is something that every entrepreneur has to take at some point. With proper guidance and the right amount of determination, learning how to start and run an independent
record label should be no problem at all.




Music Business Contracts

2008-07-26T08:21:07Z

I’m back on my soap box again today, this time I want to take a poll, leave your comments here if you will… My question is, If you are a musician, artist and/or singer have you ever used Music Business Contracts? When I say Music Contracts I’m talking about contracts such as, Artist Tech Rider, […]

I’m back on my soap box again today, this time I want to take a poll, leave your comments here if you will…
My question is, If you are a musician, artist and/or singer have you ever used Music Business Contracts? When I say Music Contracts I’m talking about contracts such as, Artist Tech Rider, Copyright Assignment, or even something more specific such as Copyright License .

If not, also tell us, why have you not?

I’m asking this question because I recently found myself in a heated disagreement with a former partner of mine who I started a small Independent Record Label with. We have one artist o the label who has been selling extremely well independently and my partner wanted to let him sign with another label, which we did but out of $275,000.00 we never saw a penny, simply because we never had him sign a contract stating that he was under our record label.

Anyway, enough ranting, what is done is done, but I promise that it will never happen again, and YOU should not let it happen to you either. I know obsess over music industry contracts whenever doing music business of any kind. One of the best places that I have found online to get the from is the site over at http://musiccontracts101.com/. They beat everyone else hands down.




Copyright License

2008-07-26T08:05:17Z

Copyright License This is an agreement between the Record Company and Publisher, where the Publisher gives the Record Company the non-exclusive right, privilege and authority to use said musical work, words or music or both, in recordings. This agreement states the amount the Record Company agrees to pay the Publisher in royalties for each recording […]

Copyright License

This is an agreement between the Record Company and Publisher, where the

Publisher gives the Record Company the non-exclusive right, privilege and authority to use said musical work, words or music or both, in recordings. This agreement states the amount the Record Company agrees to pay the Publisher in royalties for each recording sold.

Recently I have had several people send over explanations of some of the music business contracts that you would typically use when doing business in the music industry, so I am posting a few here. If you have others be sure to list them. Also you can click onto the title for each to get more information or to get the actual music contract itself.

The site that I choose to link these to is http://musiccontracts101.com/and I choose them strictly based off of the cool amount of useful information they give you about music contract. I picked up a Arist Tech Rider, Copyright Assignment, and a Copyright License from their myself, plus out of all of the different sites that I’ve reviewed it seems to be the most trustworthy.