How The Music Business Works

The music business is one of the most complex, infamous, and influential systems on earth! To state that there are a lot of moving parts is an understatement.

How The Music Business Works has been written to explain how all of those moving parts work together.

Our goal is to compile and share the most exhaustive guide on the subject that exists.



1 What are Music Industry Consent Decrees? Read
2 What is an Exploration Audit? Read
3 The Team Read
4 Types of Music Releases Read
5 Copyright Registration Read
6 Music Industry Contracts Read
7 What is On-Demand Music Streaming? Read
8 What is Non-Interactive Music Streaming? Read
9 A Glossary of Music Industry Terms Read
10 What is Music Distribution? Read
11 Major vs. Indie Read
12 How Does the Music Modernization Act Work? Read
13 What are Print Rights? Read
14 What are Lyric Rights? Read
15 What is a Digital Download? Read
16 What are Neighboring Rights? Read
17 What is Work for Hire? Read
18 What is a Master-Use License? Read
19 What is Synchronization Licensing? Read
20 What is a Public Performance License? Read
21 What is a Mechanical License? Read
22 What Is SoundExchange? Read
23 What is Music Reports? Read
24 What is The Harry Fox Agency? Read
25 What is a Record Label? Read
26 What is a Music Publisher? Read
27 What is a Recording Artist? Read
28 What is a Songwriter? Read
29 What is a Sound Recording? Read
30 What is a Composition? Read
31 What is an ISWC? Read
32 What is an ISRC? Read
33 Organizations and Advocacy Groups of the Music Business Read
34 The YouTube Guide for the Music Business Read

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