Reviewing Ray Jozwiak

Reviewing Ray Jozwiak

Ever since Fame Games got put on hold, I frequently get asked to do music reviews for artists. When I agree, I typically email them my notes and that’s that. But recently I’ve received a few dozen such requests within the space of a few days – some...
Starting A Small Record Label

Starting A Small Record Label

With the advent of easily-accessible digital distribution channels, independent labels can more easily than ever place their artists on the market. If you’re an unsigned artist, it may be an idea for you to create your own label to which you can sign your act...
Planning Musical Survival For The Independent Musician

Planning Musical Survival For The Independent Musician

Being an independent musician means that you have the ability to make the type of music that you want, affect your community, and – even make money from it. Considering all the options available to you as a musician will help you broaden your career options. As...
Make Money With your Music in Films Just By Talking to People

Make Money With your Music in Films Just By Talking to People

Licensing you music into films is a great extra income stream for you as an independent artist. But, as with any other aspect of the music business, you have to go through the learning curve and networking process. In film licensing, just like with everything else, it...
Music Contract Jargon

Music Contract Jargon

Musicians are typically not lawyers as well. If that’s true of you too, then this definitely puts you at a disadvantage when it comes to reading, reviewing, understanding, agreeing to and signing music contracts . Music business contracts can be complicated and...
Music Contracts 101 Part Two: More Basics

Music Contracts 101 Part Two: More Basics

Music business contracts and recording contracts can be intimidating to all of those involved. Maybe you are starting your own label or are a new manager in the music industry, whatever your situation, you must grasp the basics involved in music contracts. Our last...
Music Contracts 101 Part One: The Basics

Music Contracts 101 Part One: The Basics

Whether you have been using a contract for years or if it is brand new for you, it won’t kill you to examine and perk up your music contracts. Ideally, you are going to want fair-minded music business contracts that are designed for precision rather than their...
Top 3 Music Business Books – Part 3

Top 3 Music Business Books – Part 3

Ty Cohen Presents: a Review of the Top 3 Music Business Books That Every Artist, Singer, Musician and Rapper Should Read – Part 3 The one thing that nobody seems to have enough of these days is time. This is especially true when you are building a career. For...
Top 3 Music Business Books  – Part 2

Top 3 Music Business Books – Part 2

Ty Cohen Presents: a Review of the Top 3 Music Business Books That Every Artist, Singer, Musician and Rapper Should Read – Part 2 Being a music professional is an on-going learning experience. Aspiring musicians need to learn the basics on how the industry...
Top 3 Music Business Books – Part 1

Top 3 Music Business Books – Part 1

Ty Cohen Presents: A Review of the Top 3 Music Business Books That Every Artist, Singer, Musician and Rapper Should Read – Part 1 Being a professional means being informed. That is as true for musicians and singers as it is for lawyers and doctors. Reading...
Music Business Plan – The 7 Step Music Success Plan!

Music Business Plan – The 7 Step Music Success Plan!

If you’re serious about your music career you need to think of it like a proper business and create a music business plan that lays out your plan and goals so that you can stay on target. The simple guide below will help you rapidly create a music business plan...
Music Contract Lies 101

Music Contract Lies 101

Brace yourself, because the music industry is full of lies. But what industry doesn’t have its share of truths, lies and exaggerations? I am sure there isn’t one without issues. But you are in the music industry so you need to be aware of some of the...
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