After you've written a song, register it with your PRO, such as BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. It's free, designates the percentage of ownership of the song if it's a cowrite, and allows the PRO to collect your royalties for you.
- [Narrator] Once you have affiliated … with one of the PRO's, performing rights organizations, … you should be registering your songs with your PRO. … After you finish writing a song, … and by the way this is a free service, … you can register the song on the website of your PRO … and you can designate the percentage of ownership … of your song. … In other words if you've collaborated … it could be a 50/50 ownership or if there are more … than two writers, you can designate what percentage … belongs to each of you. … And this will allow the PRO's to collect royalties … on your behalf and this will be a public record … of your song. … …
This course was created by Cliff Goldmacher. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- Staying organized
- Embedding metadata
- Scheduling a regular time to write
- Deciding which songs to demo
- Setting up social media accounts
- Pitching songs
- Joining a pitch organization
- Attending music conferences
- Joining a songwriting organization
- Reaching out to new co-writers
- Reading about the music business
- Researching publishers and other successful artists
- Registering songs with your PRO
Skill Level Intermediate
20 Unofficial Rules of Songwritingwith Cliff Goldmacher35m 30s Beginner
Songwriting Techniques with Chordswith Julian Velard2h Intermediate
2. Song Demos
5. The Music Industry
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