Published on Feb 6, 2018

Download Your Free Music Business Handbook Now: Earn Your Music Business Degree Online with Berklee: In this interview, Berklee Online course author and renowned music producer Stephen Webber breaks down his definition of a musical artist’s identity, vision, and intention, which he calls your “I.V.I.” Your identity is who you are, where you came from, and your point of view. Some young artists start by identifying themselves in relation to a famous artist that they are influenced by. As a starting point, Webber advises: think of an artist who influenced you, and think of an artist you have something in common with, and those artists should be as far apart from each other as stylistically possible. Then think about what Webber calls your “unique differentiator.” This is some aspect of yourself that separates you from others, that makes you stand out. Capturing the emotional intention in your music will bring it to life. The difference between intention and vision, according to Webber, is that the vision is what art you plan on creating, while the intention is the execution of bringing your vision to life. As examples of artists who have tied the “I.V.I.” together especially well, Webber points to examples like Lady Gaga, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan. About Stephen Webber: Stephen Webber is an Emmy-winning composer and professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music. In three decades as a record producer, engineer, session player, music director, recording artist, DJ, and studio designer, Stephen has recorded with Ivan Neville, Meshell Ndegeocello, the Manhattan Guitar Duo, and the Turtle Island String Quartet, and performed with Bela Fleck, Mark O’Conner, Grandmixer DXT, and Emmylou Harris. A writer for Electronic Musician, Remix, and Mix Magazine, Stephen is also the author of Turntable Technique: The Art of the DJ, the first book to teach the turntable as a musical instrument. Stephen performs and presents clinics and master classes throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia, and has been profiled on the Today Show, CNN, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and in the New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine. He is also the executive director of BerkleeNYC, a recording studio refurbishment project in New York City. About Berklee Online: Berklee Online is the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering online access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world, offering online courses, certificate programs, and degree programs. Contact an Academic Advisor today: 1-866-BERKLEE (US) 1-617-747-2146 (international callers)


Never Underestimate the Value of a Creative Artist Meryl Streep is considered by many to be the world’s greatest living actress. To date, she has garnered 306 Best or Supporting Actress nominations and 158 wins, including three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globes. Her first Oscar came in 1979 for her Best Supporting Actress role…

via How to Get Paid Big Time for Your Creations — OMTimes Magazine

If you’re new to the world of making music, licensing could be a bit confusing for you. However, not only is it important at the music creator level, it is also pivotal to how the entire industry is run. In recent times, the issue of who has the rights to use music and for what […]

via Let’s Talk About Music Licensing — SongSmith

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IMRO Music Industry Seminar by Todd Brabec

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 the structure and royalties of all types of music licensing deals.

Todd Brabec

Todd Brabec, former ASCAP Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership, is an Entertainment Law attorney, a Deems Taylor Award winning author of the best selling music business book “Music, Money and Success: the Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Business” (7th edition, 560 pages), an Adjunct Associate Professor at USC where he teaches the course on Music Licensing, Music Publishing and Film, Television and Video Game scoring and song contracts and a Governing Committee member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

During his 37 year career at ASCAP, he was responsible for signing most of ASCAP ‘s successful songwriters, songwriter/artists and film and television composers in addition to significantly changing ASCAP’s payment and distribution systems resulting in an increase in annual license fees from 60 million dollars to 995 million dollars and a market share increase from 20% to market share dominance in all major media.

Follow the video below to see how to file a Copyright electronically.
First: Go to the US Copyright Office
and browse around. You will want to notice the
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Or just hit the link above to get there.. The website has lots of information and the Copyright process is easy but you must follow specific instructions…

Follow this link for complete details..