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nemonty / NE MONTY 2yr+5mo ago
"Apple Music Leads the Way on Song Metadata ??to ensure songwriters get paid?? by Chris Castle apple-lyrics This is great news from Apple, who is leading the way as usual....with one exception. Apple says to "make sure the ownership of your song is registered with a publisher, and that they have registered ownership with relevant publishing agencies such as ASCAP, BMI, PRS, Harry Fox and Music Reports." That obviously is misleading. First of all, we can't be that surprised that Apple has this impression because as we all know, it is frequently lost on HFA and MRI that neither of them is in fact the government. However, given that Amazon, Google, Pandora and others are sending millions upon millions of NOIs to the Copyright Office claiming to have no idea who owns songs by very well known artists, it should make it obvious that the one place you need to "register" your song copyright ownership is with the U.S. Copyright Office. Why Apple doesn't mention this at all is a bit odd, but it's an easy mistake to overlook. We know that Google is already refusing to take so much as an address update from publishers unless it comes from the "Public Catalog" of the Copyright Office--which is essentially not possible to update unless you have already registered a copyright or recorded a document. Plus Apple omits companies like Crunch Digital, Global Music Rights and SESAC from the list for reasons that are unclear. Even though SESAC owns the Harry Fox Agency, if you're going to mention ASCAP and BMI, why wouldn't you also mention SESAC and GMR? It's also misleading to state that you have to have "the ownership of your songs...register[ed] with a publisher" which may happen frequently, but is not required to enjoy ownership rights. Many artist/writer publishers are simply dbas of the artist/writer anyway that allows the artist/writer to cash a check for the publisher's share of revenue from a PRO. So great that Apple is enabling the delivery of song ownership information, great that they're licensing lyrics, but not so great that even Apple didn't get it quite right. Chris Castle | March 1, 2017 at 16:31 | Categories: Songwriters | URL:

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SimonW / Simon Wright 2yr+8mo ago
Wonder whether anyone has any advice or thoughts on the potential to get lyrics or songs picked up by record labels/bands beyond Kompoz? Appreciate that opportunities may be limited but one of the things I'd like to think of for 2017 is whether there are opportunities for my songs to be heard by a wider audience. I have a few acquaintances who are involved in professional or semi professional music which is probably a good starting point but any other ideas would be welcome to me and I'm sure for lots of people on this site.

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robbyguitar / robby walker 2yr+10mo ago
please tell me what you think

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NewGenerationRecordz / New Generation Recordz 3yr+12mo ago
Check out our website, we're asking for feedback and would appreciate your time. Thanks!

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Brannon / Brannon Hedgcoth 4yr+1mo ago
I am impressed with this guys methods.

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Brannon / Brannon Hedgcoth 4yr+1mo ago
Here's a link to a blog entry by Ari Herstand. "How To Get Songs Placed On TV And In Movies"

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osiebrown / Oz The Producer 4yr+1mo ago
Crowd Sourcing -- Exposing your need for money... Anyone done it successfully? I would like to start a conversation on how people go about letting a larger community of people know you need cash to finish your project or to even advertise your products. Can anyone name some good and helpful strategies for starting a crowd sourcing campaign?

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HeavyHeadDynasty / Ash Starr 4yr+2mo ago
Sold out -

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SteveMisik / Steve Misik 4yr+7mo ago
Hi for everybody, a quick salute for you. Hope in the future I will find here some good cooperations. Keep on creating :)

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FUNKYBONESMusic / Gaz Benno 4yr+7mo ago
Hi guys, has anyone sold any tracks anywhere, i tunes,, etc and if so can anyone give any advise on the best ones. Cheers people

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