Why Every Musician Should Understand SoundExchange
In the past year, the one topic that I think I’ve discussed with my clients more than anything else: SoundExchange. Particularly, how much SoundExchange revenues are being paid out
Does TikTok Pay Musicians?
Does TikTok Pay Musicians The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Very little for most users. Let’s examine why. If TikTok Pays Musicians? How Does TikTok Pay You? Your music
TikTok For Musicians: What You Need to Know
One of the biggest developments in the music industry in 2020 was TikTok. While the app was definitely big in 2018 and 2019, it truly blew up in 2020, surpassing
Kurt Dahl launches Sound + Vision Management!
Sound + Vision Management Inc. Entertainment lawyer, musician, and SaskMusic President Kurt Dahl has officially added another title to his resume: manager. Kurt launched Sound + Vision Management Inc. this
The 2 Copyrights in a Song (And How To Make More Money From Them)
. Many artists I work with have a tough time understanding the different copyrights in a song. The revenue streams that flow from them. I don’t blame them. Our copyright
Producer Royalties: How Should Your Producer Be Paid?
For some reason, the last week has seen me drafting or negotiating a ton of agreements between Artist and Producer, outlining what percentage of record sales the former will pay the latter.
SoundExchange Royalties: How Much Should You Pay Your Producer?
In recent years, one of the questions that I’ve been asked most by my artist clients is: how much of my SoundExchange royalties should I give my producer? As we
What is a Band Agreement and Do You Need One?
A Band Agreement is likely the most important agreement you can sign in a band. I say this based on my years as both an entertainment lawyer and a band
Are Tribute Acts Actually Legal?
Every time I open the newspaper and peruse the local gig listings in my city, I’m struck by something: tribute acts are in high demand! More often than not, there