What is a Digital Download?

Why We Wrote This Guide Over the last decade, the digital music industry has gained significant momentum. Many digital platforms—streaming services, downloads, digital media players, »

What is Work for Hire?

Why We Wrote This Guide Work for Hire agreements are a popular mode of contractual interaction between various people and entities in the music business. Due »

What Is SoundExchange?

Why We Wrote This Guide This guide serves as a comprehensive resource to grant interested parties a better understanding of SoundExchange and its unique function within »

What is Music Reports?

Why We Wrote This Guide Music Reports administers mechanical royalties from digital service providers (see our guides for On-Demand Music Streaming and Digital Downloads) to songwriters »

What is a Recording Artist?

Why We Wrote This Guide Recording artists and composers create the foundations of the music industry: compositions and recordings. An understanding of their fundamental positions in »