4 Types of Songwriter Royalties Explained

music business Nov 25, 2020

I'd like to explain 4 different types of music royalties. As a producer or songwriter, I hope this helps you understand royalties better without the complex terms or language that's sometimes used around these things.

When you're producing electronic music, you are typically considered the songwriter. Here are 4 types of music royalties you can expect from your music:


1) Streaming Royalties


This is a fancy way of saying royalties from music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, XBox, YouTube, and so on.


2) Digital Download Mechanical Royalties

Well that's a mouthful of a term, isn't it? It means when your song is purchased on itunes, amazon, beatport, or any other digital store.


3) Physical Mechanical Royalties

This is a music industry jargon which means someone buys your Single, EP, or Albumin the physical form. In a music store, a vending machine for music, at walmart, and so on.


4) Analog Performance Royalties

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6 Music Industry Jobs: How Much Money You Can Make

music business Nov 24, 2020

This is a list of 6 music industry jobs along with brief job descriptions, as well as the estimated salary ranges. Whether you decide to work exclusively as a music artist or to also take on a music industry job, the choice is yours, we're here to give you as many options as possible!


1) Recording Engineer

Salary Range: $25,000 - $100,000+

A recording engineer (or audio engineer) captures sounds. This studio lab rat mixes, edits, works with digital audio and analog as needed, and much more. Imagine being in studio sessions all the time with producers and artists and helping them record some amazing music as well as editing it. 


2) Artist Manager

Salary Range: $50,000 - $1 Million+

The CEO of an Artist's team, the manager works with booking agencies, record labels, publishing companies, press, publishing companies, tour managers, press, marketing,  merch, etc to move the artist forward.

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The Ultimate Guide To PR Agencies in Electronic Music

music business May 30, 2020


Electronic Producers, Record Labels, Nightclubs, and Festivals often seek out attention to help grow their brands. We've compiled a list of PR Agencies for you in the Electronic space for you ranging from affordable to expensive. Hope this helps!


Additive Music PR

Clients: Mark Knight, Ministry of Sound, Labelworx

Located In: UK



Biz 3

Clients: Skrillex, OWSLA, Bassnectar

Located In: Los Angeles and Chicago



Get In! PR

Clients: Ultra Music Festival, Cat Dealers, John Digweed, Armin van Buuren

Located In: New York and London



Listen Up

Clients: Marshmello, Fisher, Eric Prydz, Axtone, Spinnin' Records

Located In: Los Angeles and London



The Media Nanny

Clients: David Guetta, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens

Located In: Amsterdam


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