Quick Reference Guide to Music Rights & Royalties

Ask 10 people to explain music rights and the flow of music royalty payments, and you will get 10 different answers. This is because the current royalty structure is hopelessly archaic and convoluted, a patchwork of rights and assumptions conceived … Continued

The Wonder Years & the Intricacy of Music Clearance

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The Wonder Years is perhaps the best recent example of how the intricacy of the music clearance process affects media distribution. Kudos to the folks at Time Life for making the investment (of time and money) to do the DVD … Continued

HyperLOCAL℠: A Small Step for Music. A Giant Leap for News Promotion

Regarding local news it has been said, “The same things happen every day, just to different people.” Case in point – a glance at six local TV station news reports today includes these storylines: Good Samaritan, Plane Crash, Flu Epidemic … Continued

Happy Days Are Here Again: Songs of the FDR Years

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An Elections-Themed Song Stuff by Cary Ginell The recent broadcast of Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts” PBS series has brought new attention to the lives and presidencies of cousins Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. One of the aspects of FDR’s unprecedented … Continued

Song Bites 8: Radio-Ready Urban Sounds Ready to Rock You NOW

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Producer Christian Salyer knows what’s hot, and his latest entry in the Song Bites series for the Beat Bites catalog is so good, you won’t believe this isn’t a playlist of chart-topping radio hits. We caught up with Christian to … Continued

YOU ASKED FOR IT! Executive Producer Ron Mendelsohn Sounds Off on Megatrax’s Latest Client Request Album

The sixth installment in our You Asked For It! (YAFI) series just dropped on Megatrax.com. Featuring eclectic client requests ranging from TV sitcom styles to patriotic anthems, well known tunes, Russian marches, links, stingers and more, this album is inspired … Continued

Randy Hart on Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter Tom Douglas

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Nashville is the home to songs.  Many generations of the art and craft of songwriting have lived here for many years.  If that’s a limb I’m going out on, it’s a very sturdy one.  Without naming specific classic and timeless … Continued

We made a soundtrack for your Halloween Party!

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If you haven’t already heard our “Ultimate Halloween Party” album on iTunes, don’t fret! We started with that when making this spooky slideshow, abundant in atmosphere for your Haunted House or Halloween Party. Enjoy almost an hour of tricky tracks … Continued

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