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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Business Aspects
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9798350947106
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350947090

The Songwriter’s Guide to Protecting Your Songs and Collecting Your Money

U.S. Song Royalties: Understanding Performance, Mechanical, and More!

by Bill O'Hanlon , Nancy Deckant and Leslie Bowe

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Unlock the secrets to safeguarding your songs and maximizing your earnings in "The Songwriter's Guide to Protecting Your Songs and Collecting Your Money." Penned by three independent songwriters, this essential manual unveils the ins and outs of U.S. royalties, PRO signup, copyrighting, and more. From managing your music business to understanding sync licensing, this comprehensive guide is a must-have for aspiring and established songwriters alike.
Becoming a songwriter doesn't come with a manual for safeguarding your songs and ensuring you receive your rightful earnings. If you're an independent songwriter or self-released artist, chances are you're missing out on potential revenue. This book was written by three independent songwriters, answers most of the questions you have, and some you never thought to ask. Discover how to protect your songs, collect your royalties, and get step-by-step guidance for managing your own music business. Discover the details on: - Thirteen Royalties That Generate Income in the U.S. - Navigating PRO Signup and Song Registration. - Step-by-Step Guidance for Issuing Mechanical Licenses. - Copyrighting Your Song (and When Not to Bother). - New Royalties: The MLC, Direct Licensing and Social Media. - Understanding Sync Licensing and Metadata. - How To Release Your Own Songs. - Eight Essential Agreements Every Songwriter Needs. Whether you're just starting out or looking to enhance your understanding of the industry, this resource is your comprehensive companion for navigating the intricate landscape of songwriting and the music business.
About the author
Bill O'Hanlon is a seasoned musician and award-winning songwriter, with over 1,700 recorded songs in his music catalog. He is also a prolific author, having written over 41 books, including "Do One Thing Different," which earned him a spot on Oprah's show. Bill has secured over 100 artist cuts, and his music has been featured in more than 14 TV and film projects, including "Busch Family Brewed" (MTV), "Call Me Kat" (Fox), and "Love in Tahiti" (Indie). His great hooks, fresh song ideas, and generosity have earned him recognition among his noteworthy co-writers including Tom Douglas, Gary Burr, Marty Dodson, Clay Mills, Phil Barton, Mark Irwin, Jason Duke, Georgia Middleman, Bobby Tomberlin, Lee Thomas Miller, Keesy Timmer, Tim James, Marti Jane Dodson, and many other.