Below is the full text of an article that was broken up and initially published on Immersive ATL. You recorded an album and released it online. Now you just sit back and wait for the checks to roll in, right? If only it were that easy. Last year, a Berklee College of Music report found […]
A Musician’s Guide to Metadata: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
By Michelle Davis, UGA Law Class of 2015 Metadata, generally speaking, is data that describes other data. In the context of music, metadata is the identifying and descriptive information embedded in a digital song file. For example, when you play a song in iTunes, metadata is used to populate the “artist,” “song title,” and “album” fields. […]
How Do Bands Make Money: Survey Identifies Band Behaviors
How do bands make money? United Kingdom-based Right Chord Music recently released the results of a small, 200-participant survey of mostly independent musicians. According to the survey, 75% of the participants were unsigned independent musicians. Based on that fact and some of the other numbers from the survey, we can conclude that the musicians answering the […]
How To Make Money On YouTube
by John Seay, Atlanta Entertainment Lawyer: The Seay Firm LLC (@TheSeayFirmLLC) I subscribe to a listserv called Digital Music News and so should you. Every weekday morning, I receive an email with story blurbs and links to articles that illuminate—or in some cases, further obfuscate—some aspect of the music industry. Today, my daily email blast […]