Self Publishing Music

Self-publishing music

It''s self-publishing, by Jason Blume. Answering one of these questions with "Yes" may be the right thing for you! Ever wanted to write your own music book? The fact that the Internet has revolutionized music consumption is a truism. Guest-contribution by Aaron Davison from How To License Your Music.


How can you best release your music yourself?

We' ve listened to your music in the past, and we like what we do! Now we think it's the right moment to release more of these hit of the past..... In order to help you browse the self-publishing community, we've chosen to connect you with our Spinnup buddies - our favorite music sharing and A&R scouts for you.

Visit and set up your account today to publish your music on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon (to name a few). You can also have Universal Music Group discover your track through their scouts group. Up to now 40 spinnup performers have subscribed to Universal Music.

Who' s Spinnup? The Spinnup is Universal Music's online sales channel for freelance musician. Spinnup was founded in 2013 in Sweden, the center of music technology, like ABBA, Spotify and flat-packediture. It is now a truly international sales organisation with headquarters in London and subsidiaries throughout Europe and over 170,000 performers worldwidely.

Spinup offers an entertaining, easy-to-use audio experience for freelance performers to realize their super-star music-potentials. Performers can register for free to use a variety of utilities, among them smart online analysis of online content and smart analysis of online content. As soon as an performer is willing to unlock his music, they charge a small charge to share its distribution with Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Shazam, and many others.

Best of all, the artist retains full patronage and 100% of their privileges and emoluments. As part of the Universal Music line-up, spinnup performers have better chances than ever before of being spotted and contracted by the world's largest recording company, as have the 40 spinnup performers who have so far subscribed to Universal Music.

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If you have not signed a publishing contract and thus assign your publishing copyrights to another person (e.g. a publisher), you own the publishing copyrights and the corresponding publishing revenues for each and every track that you have composed or co-authored. If you are writing a track yourself, you own 100% of the author's and 100% of the corresponding publisher's revenue that this track can create.

When you have an employee, you own 50% of the author portion and 50% of the contributor portion. So if you wrote a track and didn't release it, you're a publishing company. The maintenance of your publishing copyrights has two major advantages: You' ll make twice as much and have a leveraging effect in case your track is taped.

When you want to present a track (either one of your own songs or a track by another author whose publishing privileges have been allocated to you), it's simple to become a publishing house. However, to own the publishing copyrights and successfully utilize the songs are two very different things. You have to be honest about whether you have the necessary amount of free space, personalities and ressources to use your music.

When your own responsibility to work as a "day job" limits your own work, the work you do as your own editor takes away precious song writing from you. In order to release your own music successfully, you have to release it continuously: Besides the expenditure of your own song publishing a high financial expenditure is required.

The costs that arise for the editors of the lyrics include: Maybe the most important determinant in determining whether you want to present your own music is your personalities. Publishing music ( "writing songs") takes long-term stamina and the skill to stand up to repetitive disappointments and rejections - without ever loosing belief in your music. Successfull publishing houses have the capability to identify which tracks are best for certain performers.

You also have the persistence and the capacity to make the connections necessary to consider your music from the pros who are in charge. Publishing houses must have strong communications capabilities, both on the telephone and in a meeting. A lot of song writers release their own footage as a temp while looking for a promoter to present their music.

Not much self-publishing was my thing, but that was due to the qualitiy of the tracks I wrote at that point in my life, as well as everything else. Song writers who are passionate about the commercial side of the music industry and meet all the above mentioned criterions can publish their own music with great results.

However, those who publish themselves because they cannot find a legal editor to promote their footage would make better use of their free hours by focusing on improving their song-writing abilities. 6 easy footsteps to Jason Blume's song writing success. Edited by Billboard Books, an impressum of Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, New York.

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