I have just spent about 4 hours reading through many of your articles therefore resulting in me singing up to your email list.
I need some advice if you could possibly help me out?
I manage a band (who right all their own music) but I also own the publishing rights (inc all copyrights) to recordings of theirs that I finance.
I am just a small time company atm. Should I myself sign up to a publisher admin to help me deal with all the work as a one man publisher or can I do it myself with just signing up to say BMI (worldwide deal) an MCPS (for UK Mechanicals) etc.
I'm sorry to give you further work after your fantastically helpful and insightful articles!
Blessings and thanks,
James A F Lacey
Hi James, sorry for the delay. As the publisher, BMI will pay you 50% of all money earned for performance royalties. But there are a bunch of other royalties you should know about as well. I outlined them in this new guide: http://aristake.com/post/what-is-soundex...
PS - If you'd like more help we can dig in in a consulting session: http://aristake.com/?post=getSpecific
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How exactly should a band in NYC go about building an audience of fans? Sure they spread can spread their shows once a month, but that leaves them with only 12 possible dates in a year for fans to catch them live. Most of those fans in the initial stages are friends.
Thanks for answering these. It means a lot coming from someone of your experience.