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The alphabet soup of today’s music industry.

By Michael Nickolas

ISRC, UPC, EAN, ISWC, IPI/CAE – codes, codes and more codes! As a music creator selling, licensing, distributing and streaming your product, you’re going to run across these acronyms. What do they stand for and what will they do for you? How do you get them? I’ll cover the details of each of these below.

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New Music Library Looking For Composers

Hey folks,

Musicgrid is a new library looking for composers. Here’s a blurb from one of the owners.

I’m a Berklee College of Music Alumnus, and royalty free musician. I’ve been writing music for music libraries for a couple years now, and one year ago gathered the courage to begin my own royalty free music library company.

I gathered a team of friends and now colleagues, and after one year – we’ve managed to land an investor, we’ve teamed up with a marketing agency, and we’ve just finalized web development. We’re now at the most exciting part, collecting music!

We have them listed here https://musiclibraryreport.com/m-to-m/musicgrid/.

The Music Industry’s Inconvenient Truth

by Paul Gelsomine

It’s no big secret that the music industry is a tough business to be in. As we quickly move through the digital landscape, seeing the slow death of physical product among other opportunities, the whole Music Industry game continues to be constantly shifting. Gone are the days where composers would receive huge cash advances. There’s also the feeling that technology platforms are disrupting the music business. Some claim they are improving the game, while others say they are taking money away from the creators.

The vast majority of educational content being spewed out about the music industry works under the assumption that there is only one viable path forward. Many believe companies writing this material, are trying to attract future independent content providers as customers. (more…)