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10 Things To Do BEFORE You Release Music Into The Marketplace (Even For Free)

December 21, 2016 by


By, Wendy Day (seen live at Have a contractual agreement with the producer who made the beat for your songs. Not only do you need a split sheet, but you need a contract that allows you the right to license the track and explains how and where you plan to use it.  The price […]


September 20, 2016 by


By, Wendy Day A copyright is the proof of ownership that a songwriter, beat maker, or writer secures through the US Government as proof that they wrote and own a song or a portion of a song. It’s a filing that occurs via (or print the forms and file through the mail, if you […]

Stream-Ripping By, Bob Lefsetz

September 13, 2016 by


“IFPI Makes Stream-Ripping Latest Front In YouTube Row”: The CD killed home taping. Did you really want to spend all that time making an inferior copy when the original sounded so much better? Of course not. Never mind that CDs were vastly overpriced, didn’t compensate creators for said increase and singles were cut from […]

Streaming Income

September 13, 2016 by


By, Wendy Day Six months ago, on this blog, I wrote an article about streaming that showed how much a new independent rapper was earning from streaming ( Here are the streaming income figures five months later: Single streams: Apple Music — 0.005103035 per stream — 196 streams=$1.00 Aspiro — 0.001676301 per stream — 597 […]

50 Things You May Want To Do To Be A Rapper

August 4, 2016 by


By, Wendy Day I understand. You want to be a famous rapper. Maybe it’s because you love hip hop culture and want to show your skill. Or maybe it’s because you want to make a ton of money and feed your family. Maybe you just want to be famous, adored by millions of fans, and/or […]

Lemonade Views

May 5, 2016 by


By, Wendy Day I’m loving the new music business. My clients are having fun, building their fan bases directly, and making money. What’s not to love?! As a student of the industry, never before have we had so much access to data and research (I used to put out music based on my feelings and […]

The State Of The Music Industry In 2015

March 23, 2016 by


By, Wendy Day The US recorded music market grew almost 1% last year (2015). But the real news is that paid-subscription streaming income increased 52.3% to $1.22 billion. There were almost 11 million paid subscribers for streaming services in the US. To put that into perspective in the realm of all entertainment, estimates put Netflix’s […]