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Sharing Backend Royalties (or not!)

Imagine this scene.  You’ve laid down an incredible piano part, a great vocal, and a passable drum line.  You’re thinking this song would really be better with a real drummer, and you know just the person.  You call them up, send them the track and they love it.  You know how to integrate their performance, you know how to be flexible and collaborative, and you’re confident the track will soar because of your friend’s influence.

But when you think about paying for that work, things get a little iffy.  Maybe your budget is tight and you’d rather not spend anything, but your friend normally costs $200 a session.  What can you offer?

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8 Pitfalls to Avoid While Building Your Music Business

This article about building your music business first appeared on SonicScoop.com. I reprint it here and encourage you to check out their super informative site! It’s a jungle out there.  Or a forest.  Or maybe a desert.  It could be an ocean teeming with sharks.  Whatever it is, we can probably all agree the music

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The Rhythmic Turnaround: How to make your beats interesting

Why boom bap boom boom bap is not enough for your beats This article first appeared on SupremeTracks.com. I reprint it here with permission and I encourage you to check out their services. There’s a fine line in rhythm-based music between repetition and variance. It’s certainly necessary to introduce new things to keep listeners interested,

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