Monday, February 17, 2014

Music Business/Law Tips - "Online Performance Income"

There is positive news to report to songwriters. Even though record sales are down, because of new technology BMI, ASCAP and SESAC can now much better monitor/track, process and pay-out on performances of songs on the Internet, steaming audio, video, and other digital platforms and new media that are constantly emerging. According to a recent Billboard article, ASCAP reported that last year it had tracked 250 billion performances, many of which were from the digital world. Bottom line, that is new money that is coming to songwriters that did not exist a few years ago. Hence, from what might seem like just a small stream now may someday become a roaring river of new income. Ben McLane Esq

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