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The Music Business Road to Success! Presenting ‘For The Record’ | A Must Read and Course by Debbie Egel, Esq

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A lot of independent artists are “struggling”.  They spend their time, energy, and creativity making music but not profiting from their work.  Artists work hard writing and recording music, making videos, posting on social media, and more.  However, that does not always translate into being a paid career, a big fan base or capturing the attention of music industry professionals.

Road to Success

Every artist reaches the point when they need to couple their creativity with an understanding of the music business in order to reap the rewards of their talent, dedication and the ability to be heard by the world. A successful music career depends on many factors. Debbie Egel, Esq teaches the core strategies for Indie Artists, labels and managers that provide a roadmap and have a huge impact on the Artists success.

Strategy #1: Successful Artists Define their Brand

Before we can even begin talking about how an artist can build a successful career, the artist has to be able to define who they are, what they believe in and what they want to relay to their fans.  Branding is a reflection of the artists’ vision of who they are, it expresses their personality and values, and tells the story of who they are; thru an image, name, logo and more which is incorporated into their overall image in the public.  Branding is vital for recording artists, so that they can stand out in a very competitive music industry and help connect you with your fan base emotionally and build fan loyalty.

Strategy #2:  Successful Artists & Music Production

Successful music begins and ends with creating GREAT music.  This takes time and hard work.  Successful artists are not afraid to work and are dedicated to creating great music.  This requires an artist to be consistently in the studio producing and creating music.  In order to make a “hit” record you may have to create a large body of music.  This will help you to find your sound and determine who and what your fan base likes.

Strategy #3 – Getting Paid – Protecting and Profiting from your Music Rights

The authors of the music (the songwriters) are afforded a copyright for the intellectual property they have created which is the Performing Arts (PA) copyright.  The performance  and production of a particular recording of the sounds is a Sound Recording (SR) copyright.  The owners of these particular copyrights are entitled to different income streams from the use of the music.

There are a variety of income streams afforded to the owners of these rights when their music is played on the radio, sold on digital platforms, webcast or streamed on interactive services, performed in public, sampled or synced.  Learn how the royalties are split between the songwriter, publisher and sound recording owner.  Find out about the 5 registrations needed in order to get paid.

Strategy #4: Launching your Release

Planning is the key to success. You have spent time, energy and money getting your music right. Don’t be in a rush, you will need time to promote the music before and after its release.  Plan ahead and do it right. You won’t be able to launch this song again.  You will probably need a minimum of 4 weeks or more to get ready for the release, especially if you want to pitch the song for playlisting to Spotify.

  Here are just some of the things you should consider promote your release:  

      • Social media/ blog promotion
      • How do you position your music to get on playlists?
      • Song premiere
      • Lyric video and/or music Video
      • Who will you use to distribute your music globally?
      • How are you going to attract listeners, encourage streams, and drive downloads and sharing
      • Will you release a single, EP or album
      • Video premieres
      • Press
      • Cover artwork
      • Promo tour
      • Playlist and radio promotion

Strategy #5: The Artists Team

Working as an Artist creating music and recording along with defining your brand, posting on social media and performing can be a full-time job.  However, you may have people around you who support your artistry and have skill sets conducive to the music business.  Remember, it takes a village to have sustained success and one of the benefits of building a team is the ability to scale up quickly and make money.  Learn about the core team who is involved 24/7 working with the Artist and involved in revenue sharing from the Artist.  Find out about the creatives who help bring the music to life, the marketing team that gets the music to the masses and the independent consultants who can be hired, as necessary, for a particular project.

Call to Action

Remember the long game this is about investing in yourself and more important investing wisely. “You can always replace money, but you cannot TIME.   I am personally inviting you to subscribe to my website @ https://www.emusicentertainment.net/Courses where you can find the “For the Record”  E-Book and Audio Book.  You can also join me in September when I host a 5-6 week course where I teach and coach Indie Artists, labels and managers.  In addition, there are bonus videos and the opportunity to meet industry professionals who can change your life!!! 

FM Duke. CEO Capital Structure Ent. & CEO B.T.C. Entertainment stated after taking the course: 

This course is one of the best courses there is if you want to understand the music business. It introduces you to parts of the business that you never knew existed and no one ever tells you about. Also you learn about when, where and how to do business. Where the money comes from. And also how to register and represent yourself in those areas. But the hidden jewel of this course is how simplistic and easy Legal Egel uses her education in law to break down the legal descriptions, contracts, everyday operations and front office bureaucracy into laymans terms. Good job Debbie. And Thanks !!!

 

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The Whole Sick Croo – Play Along

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New music from The Whole Sick Croo reflects hot political themes 

WASHINGTON D.C. – DC area rocker, Phil Dubitsky delivers poignant political music which addresses present day concerns. His Hard Rock/Punk Rock fusion has a bit of rootsy Americana and Blues mixed with Heavy Metal aggression. 

His latest single, “Play Along” discusses different sides which participate and vote in a democratic society. Voting is not difficult to do, but the artist is critical of the options. Released in late September, the song is topical for what is going on right now. “Play Along,” the latest in a series of politically based releases, was written last year in anticipation of the current election cycle. 

“Play Along” features distinct slide guitar, bass riffs and bluesy scales, in contrast to Phil’s upcoming single, “Majority Rules,” a more straightforward rock track which tells how democracy results in the majority enforcing their idea of right and wrong onto the minority. The new single is due to be released on October 20. 

While creating awareness of issues, Phil tries not to be super preachy when putting his opinion out there for people. “While not all of my music is political, the singles I have put out in the back half of this year are fairly political. I use my music more as a way of getting the conversation started about socio political issues than specifically trying to tell people what to think or feel,” Phil stated. “By getting people to talk about or even just think about those issues, you start to open the door for those issues to be addressed and potentially fixed.” 

Currently releasing music under the name “The Whole Sick Croo,” Phil is working solo now. He does it all – from writing lyrics and melodies, to recording his instrumentation and vocals in a home studio. He also mixes and masters his own music. Phil has created an intelligent, more self sufficient way of working, allowing him to concentrate on producing and releasing music. 

Putting out lyrics that are right on the nose, Phil’s messages are straightforward and easy to understand. “For me personally, being more direct with your messaging means more people will realize what you’re saying.” Eager to encourage dialog, Phil Dubitsky is an artist who is not afraid to share his opinions. 

To listen to The Whole Sick Croo’s music or to follow Phil on social media, please visit: 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0L1ZpUTiPwThskPLtXrsYa 

https://www.sickcroo.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/SickCroo 

https://www.instagram.com/sickcroo/ 

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The Official Hip Hop Movement Launches Podcast

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Ron ” Bee-Stinger” Savage former member of the New York State Democratic Committee, Civil Rights Activist, and owner of the Hip Hop Movement, launches the official Hip Hop Movement Podcast.

Ron Savage continues to innovatively push the Hip Hop Movement forward and expand the brand. With its channel on ROKU TV exceeding over 28,000 streams, it’s now time to launch a podcast. The official Hip Hop Movement Podcast will range from societal issues, interviews, special guests, music, and more. The Podcast will be streamed on major platforms including Spreaker, Spotify, Deezer, Podcast Addict, and iHeartRadio.

“The Hip Hop Movement began at the birth of Hip Hop with no official capacity use, just a name people used to be part of this new trend called Hip Hop decades ago. In 1990 I gave it elements, the six elements to be exact which are consciousness awareness, civil rights awareness, activism awareness, justice & political awareness, and community awareness in music.”

 

For more info on Ron “Bee-Stinger” Savage and the Hip Hop Movement streaming channel on ROKU TV and the new podcast, please connect below.

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Ron “Bee-Stinger” Savage

“Hip is the Culture Hop is the Movement”

Owner of the Hip Hop Movement Servicemark

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Hip Hop Movement Steaming Channel on ROKU TV (Stream the official Hip Hop Movement on Roku & Amazon Firestick by using the Fiverr service at  https://www.fiverr.com/ronsavage or type hip hop movement in its search bar)

www.hiphopmovement.us

www.ronaldsavage.com

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