How Your Music Makes Money (Part Two) – The Songwriting Copyright

How does your music make money in the modern world? While record sales are becoming less and less relevant, revenue streams generated from the Songwriting Copyright have greatly increased. This is because music is being used more now than ever before. … Continue reading

What is an Artist Development Deal, and Should You Sign One?

In the “glory days” of the recording industry (i.e. after Elvis, before the Internet), there was a very common type of deal offered by record labels called the Artist Development Deal, sometimes known as a “Demo Deal”. The idea was … Continue reading

KD Chosen as Music & Law Columnist for SOCAN

Received some great news this morning. I’ve been writing articles on the music industry for years, sharing them here and getting them published every now and then in magazines like Canadian Musician and DRUM! Magazine in the US. Today’s breakthrough … Continue reading

Interview with Music Box Artist Consulting

A big thank you to Bonnie McGrew and the great people at Vancouver’s Music Box Artist Consulting for choosing me for their Entertainment Law feature this week. Click here for the full interview, and check out the entire Music Box … Continue reading

The 3 Types of Music Publishing Agreements (and why they’re important)

If you write your own songs, either with a band or on your own, or co-write with others, developing an understanding of music publishing is probably the most important thing you can do for your career. That being said, music … Continue reading