Creator Resources

Tips, Financial Guides, and Case Studies for Music Creators

Is Spotify Challenging Streaming Mechanical Rates?

in Royalty News, Creator Tips

Our royalties expert breaks down how on-demand streaming music services pay royalties, what that means for songwriters, and why Spotify's response to its latest lawsuit means so much for both.

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The Secret This Songwriter Used to Become a Recording Artist

in Creator Stories

Selling her old catalog gave this songwriter the artistic closure she needed to put her work for others behind her, and begin putting the work for herself first.

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How One Indie Label Paid For New Releases Using Older Songs

in Creator Stories

Cash flow is a constant concern for indie labels, so finding new sources of investment and revenue is critical. Abducted Records used this unique approach.

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Even Quincy Jones Gets Underpaid. How To Collect All The Royalties You’re Due.

in Creator Tips

If Quincy Jones is getting shortchanged, chances are you are too. Welcome to the music business, where underpaying for royalties is a matter of course.

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Songwriter Uses Royalties To Open New Business, But Retains All His Rights

in Creator Stories

Songwriter wanted to keep the rights to a hit he wrote in high school, but still raise money. Here's how he did it.

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ASCAP vs BMI vs SESAC: The Big Three, Who’s for Me?

in Creator Tips

BMI vs ASCAP vs SESAC: Choosing a PRO is a personal choice and the difference comes down to the details.

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Music Rights Used Right: How These Five Artists Managed Their Money

in Creator Financing

Not all artists mismanage their money. Here are five who made smart financial decisions, and what you can learn from them.

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Three Ways To Earn Sound Recording Performance Royalties in the U.S.

in Creator Tips

Artists are developing creative methods to earn song recording performance royalties

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