Does TikTok Pay Musicians?

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The short answer:  Yes. The long answer: Very little for most users. Let’s examine why. How Does TikTok Pay You? Your music will generate royalties from both the master recording and the songwritng (publishing), as it does with any usage. If you are a member of a PRO (Performing Rights Organisation) in your territory (SOCAN in Canada, ASCAP or BMI … Read More

Are Tribute Acts Actually Legal?

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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 are more tribute acts on the calendar than original acts. And based on the ticket prices to some of these shows, tribute acts are big business. Indeed, in 2019, some … Read More