Music Licensing From a Songwriter’s Perspective

  This is an excerpt from an article about music licensing we loved by Paul Williams, President and Chairman of ASCAP, for recode.net. Please click through via the link provided below to read the full text in its original context. … Continued

Copyrights, Licensing, And Royalties: A Fact Sheet

Here’s an excerpt from an extremely valuable piece on AmericanSongwriter.com. Please read on by clicking the link provided. The US Copyright Office and the House of Representatives are currently considering an overhaul of some of the copyright regulation that governs musical … Continued

Production Music Conference 2014 – An Industry First

  The first-ever production music conference is scheduled to take place September 12, 2014 in Los Angeles.  Hosted by the Production Music Association (PMA), this landmark full-day event will bring together players from every aspect of the production music industry … Continued

The Declining Utility of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees: Music Licensing Study

This is an excerpt from a compelling article by Chris Castle for Music -Technology – Policy. Please read the section provided here, and we hope you’ll click through for the full text. The Declining Utility of the ASCAP and BMI … Continued

Music and How the Money Flows

This is a great info graphic on music and how the money flows via Kristin Thomson and futureofmusic.org. Click here for the original source and a variety of edits of this comprehensive version.   Like this:Like Loading…

Copyrighting an Arrangement of a Public Domain Song

Part 10 in Cary Ginell’s “Ransacking the Public Domain” series In searching for new material to record, many composers look to a public domain song for inspiration. The usual process is to take a traditional song, such as “Yankee Doodle,” and … Continued

Randy Hart says: Minimal Voiceover, Maximum Music Raises the Bar in Advertising

A common thread that runs throughout my blogs is the sometimes underrated and misused musical element in an ad or promo. I thought it appropriate to point to a specific– and what I believe is a profound– example of an … Continued

Join us at the First-Ever Production Music Conference in September!

  Megatrax has been a proud member of and supporter of the Production Music Association since its inception, and we’re so excited about the upcoming Conference in Culver City, CA, this September! Here’s some text from the Conference page on … Continued

Vanilla Ice Reflects on Landmark Sampling Lawsuit

  National Geographic will be airing a three-day series called “The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?” starting July 6, and to build buzz they’ve been releasing outtakes from some of the interviews they did with 90s celebrities. In the outtakes from … Continued

Megatrax gets HyperLOCAL with New Collection

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  Megatrax Production Music has added another tool for local television news broadcasts with HyperLOCALSM, a collection of music specifically designed for local TV news promos. The collection launches June 24 with two volumes and will be updated regularly. The … Continued

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