August 2014

$5 Million Obtained to Fund Digital Royalty Purchases and Advances

By | August 26th, 2014|Exploration|

We are so excited to announce that we have secured $5 million to advance and purchase digital royalties. There is much to share on the structure of these advances and purchases, what this means for current clients and new additions, and how this development solidifies the foundation on which Rene and I formed this company, but first, [...]

How Much Should Writers Get Paid? with Richard Stumpf of Atlas Music Publishing [Video Interview]

By | August 7th, 2014|Interview|

You may know that the Department of Justice is currently preparing to review the consent decree, as I reported last week in an interview with Danielle Aguirre of the National Music Publishers Association. In the next installment in this series of interviews covering the sensitive topic, I reached out toAtlas Music Publishing CEO, Rich Stumpf. How much [...]

July 2014

What Is The Consent Decree with Danielle Aguirre at the NMPA [INTERVIEW]

By | July 31st, 2014|Interview|

So, what is a consent decree?  Why does it matter?  Why should I care? All very good questions..they kept me up at night. Seriously. I started to dig in.  The more I researched, the more it became evident that its all happening…right now. Proceedings of the case can be viewed on the Department of Justice website. [...]

SoundCloud Monetization Is Starting + Monitor Latino Convention + YouTube Pro Tips

By | July 8th, 2014|SoundCloud, YouTube|

SoundCloud is an exciting frontier for artists, labels, publishers.  I've followed them closely since their founding several years ago and back in April I wrote an article postulating that they would soon be offering a way for rights holders to join them in appreciating their explosive growth.  I also connected our search algorithm to their dataset. It's a bit like seeing [...]

Multilingual Support + YouTube Certified Partner

By | July 1st, 2014|YouTube|

YouTube, and the music business overall, is a global effort. Inasmuch, we have been fortunate to be called upon from artists, labels, and publishers from around the world to help them better understand YouTube and how to get the most from it. In an effort to best serve folks outside the country of California, we [...]

June 2014

How big is YouTube? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | June 24th, 2014|YouTube|

Just how big is YouTube? JJ Cheng, the talented team at SESAC Latina, and our crew put our heads together to develop an infographic to help illustrate the enormity of the network. I work and interact with YouTube every single day and still...I'm amazed at the speed at which its growing, the reach it has [...]

FAQ – Free Video Production – LAWIM Panel

By | June 17th, 2014|Event, Panel, Software|

We get asked lots of questions about YouTube and SoundCloud.  When I say lots, I mean LOTS!  It's pretty cool to be relied upon for such an important channel of global distribution.  However, we often find ourselves getting asked the same questions by different folks and we also know that there are a ton of [...]

Got Music Videos? Phoenix [new software] – Showcase benefitting Covenant House

By | June 10th, 2014|Event, Software, YouTube|

Exploration exists to assist the owners and administrators of the world's most important music on YouTube and SoundCloud.  We're pretty pleased with our ability to execute in that regard, but we are always looking for ways to improve and add more value.  With that in mind, we are totally excited to be releasing brand new [...]

May 2014

YouTube Certified – Billboard + NARIP Articles – Let’s Party

By | May 23rd, 2014|Event, YouTube|

Ahh, school :)  Remember what it was like to sit in class for 8 hours and then take a 2 hour exam?  What about two or three exams in one week?  What about when you passed with flying colors?! All worth it!!Quite a few folks from our office, including myself, attended the Advanced Digital Rights [...]

April 2014

Latin Billboard Awards

By | April 11th, 2014|Event|

We are so excited to announce that we are presenting at the Latin Billboard Music Conference & Awards on April 23 at 11:15am on the main stage.The presentation will highlight the power on YouTube as a platform for artists, labels, and publishers for global distribution and monetization. But that's not all!! Award winning artist Jencarlos Canela [...]