A special presentation regarding music licensing and publishing will take place at Kiss The Sky on Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm. If you are in the music business, or are thinking about getting into it, and you write songs and want to make money at it, then this presentation is for you, so please read on and register to attend.??Do the topics of publishing and licensing completely mystify you?
This month publishing and licensing expert Travis Brown will share his hands-on experience with both.
Travis will cover...
· What organizations should you register with if you want to make money from your songwriting?
· What are the differences among performance rights organizations (PROs) and which one is right for you?
· How to beat the US copyright office out of their fee and still be protected. (this genius tip could save you hundreds of dollars per year)
· Is it best to be a writer, publisher or both??
· What is a cue sheet and how does it put money in your pocket?
· How can you get paid for performing your songs live? (most songwriters/performers don't know this is possible)
· How do artists get their music in movies or on television networks such as The WB and ABC?
· Who is your competition for the songwriting pie and how do you beat them?
· Practical steps you can take to get started in publishing and licensing your music today.
As well as being a musician, Travis Brown owns both Earcandy Digital and Stayposi Records. His songs have been played on the small screen in shows such as Smallville, The Hills, and Laguna Beach: The Real OC. His music has also been featured on the big screen in Reservation Road.
Travis is crazy-passionate about the future of the music business and shares his random thoughts at iamtravisbrown.com.
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