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Choosing a Music Aggregator for Your Brand, Artist, or Record Label

How do you get your music “out there” and heard by people all over the world? A few years ago, making it in music meant signing a record deal. There was simply no other way. Taking care of your own distribution? That would have been a pipedream for musicians who relied on small gigs and open mic nights to be discovered by record companies.  Digital music has changed the industry and made it possible to distribute your music worldwide, even without the backing of a label. Music aggregation and carefully [...]

2022-08-22T10:55:20+00:00August 22, 2022|Categories: Content Distribution, Guides|Tags: , |

What Is Music Licensing? [Our Guide]

Music licensing may not be the first thing on your mind when you’re writing a song or composing a piece of music. But while the legal aspects of the music business may seem a bit complicated or even boring, those are the aspects that will make you money.  Licensing your music for others to use is one of the biggest sources of income for musicians. It’s essential to grow your brand and make a living in the music industry. Here is how it works.  How does music licensing [...]

2022-07-08T16:23:52+00:00July 8, 2022|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

Music Royalties and Copyright Explained [Our Guide]

The music business is built on collaboration. Whether you are thinking of a brand-new band supporting a headliner or two veteran artists joining forces to reinterpret a classic, cooperation makes for memorable music. At the same time, this collaborative nature can make it difficult to determine who deserves what share of royalties when a song is played.  In this guide, we’ll do our best to explain music royalties as simply as possible. Don’t worry, you’re not expected to memorize the entire article. Bookmark it to refer back to it whenever [...]

2022-02-24T07:40:27+00:00February 23, 2022|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

How to upload and monetize music on SoundCloud using LabelGrid

If you run a record label, you might consider using SoundCloud as an additional revenue stream. Here's why: Soundcloud has over 76 million active monthly users and over 175 million worldwide user-reach - not having your music on the platform could be detrimental to your label and independent artist(s) success.  While most distributors only offer one way of monetizing and uploading to Soundcloud, LabelGrid provides an additional method that allows ultimate control over how your content appears on Soundcloud.  Uploading your music to SoundCloud We'll discuss uploading your music to [...]

2022-02-05T18:41:07+00:00February 5, 2022|Categories: Content Distribution, Guides|Tags: , |

How To Start A Music Distribution Company

So you want to start your own music distribution company? The first thing you need to know is that it's not going to be easy. However, using existing music distribution infrastructure, like LabelGrid, can help you realize your dream. This guide will explain what a music distribution company is and how the whole process works, from how to start out to accounting, marketing, and more.   What is Music Distribution? At its most basic, music distribution is the process involved with making recorded music available to the listening [...]

2022-01-13T11:24:55+00:00December 31, 2021|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |
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