Artist Insider 2.3: Tom Bogan – Money & Songwriters | March 31, 2006

Insider: Tom Bogan

Day 3 is a little shorter then yesterday with a heavy focus on the flow of money and songwriters.

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Subjects:

  • So, this is not as simple as people would think?
  • Do other countries have multiple PROs?
  • PRO = Performing Rights Organization, ASCAP, SESAC & BMI in the US.
  • What is the difference between the three US PROs?
  • How much does a singer songwriter make off a CD sale?
  • Are there times a songwriter would get less?
  • Some examples songwriters need to look out for when negotiating a deal.

That is all for this week, next week we continue on with a couple more days with Tom and then on to someone on the creative side.

Running time: 11 minutes 41 seconds

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Artist Insider 2.2: Tom Bogan – Foreign and Domestic | March 30, 2006

Insider: Tom Bogan

Day 2 with Tom Bogan and it gets deep. We pick up right where we left off yesterday talking about getting a publisher. There is a real emphasis on topics that songwriters need to know.

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Questions and Topics:

  • When will someone exploit my work?
  • Demos can be used to register a copyright
  • Contract signed; then what does the accounting department do?
  • Royalty rates are not always the same
  • Exploited – in music industry = song has been sold and people get paid
  • Is there a difference when a sale is in a foreign territory? How?

Tom did a great job detailing a lot of the aspects and the thing to remember is that if you are involved in creating music, even if you have a small deal, these aspects covered need to be agreed upon up front, or you have the potential of loosing money or going through a huge fight.

Running time: 11 minutes 49 seconds

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Artist Insider 2.1: Tom Bogan | March 29, 2006

Insider: Tom Bogan

A while back we sat down with Tom Bogan of KMA Business Advisers, former CFO of Brentwood Benson Music Publishing, a division of BMG.

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Questions and topics:

  • How did you start in the music business?
  • Consolidation is how the business goes?
  • What does the accounting department do?
  • What is an Advance?
  • Where does the money go?
  • Co-publishing the best deal?
  • When to get a publisher?

Tomorrow we continue with Tom and gain a better understanding how all people make money off music.

Running time: 12 minutes 21 seconds

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Tom Bogan | March 29, 2006

About:
After obtaining his CPA while employed by Deloitte & Touche in New York, Tom began his career as a financial executive in the music industry at PolyGram in the late 1970’s. During the years that followed Tom held positions as VP of Finance and/or CFO for newly formed divisions of such notable major and independent record companies as Warner, Sony and Rough Trade and as CFO for some of the world’s most successful music publishing companies including Chappell Music, Zomba and BMG. Tom currently serves as CEO of KMA Business Advisors, a consulting firm serving small and medium size businesses bringing his extensive financial, operational and technical experience to businesses that desire growth in sales and profitability. Read more

Artist Insider 1.2: About Artist Insider | March 28, 2006

This is our second free daily segment. This segment ends out intro to Artist Insider. We have added a phone number you can call to ask a question that we will save until we find the appropriate person to answer it.

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Topics and items mentioned:

  • Scam Stories
  • The Master Plan
  • Music City USA, but there is more
  • Frist Center
  • Looking forward to road trips
  • Appalachian Craft Center
  • Distribution plans
  • It is all about you
  • We will make mistakes

Tomorrow begins our first full interview.The original music was found on the Podshow Podcast Safe Music Network and is by Laura Clapp.

Running time: 11 minutes 27 seconds

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Artist Insider 1.1: Meet Jeff & Greg | March 27, 2006

This sample is an intro into Artist Insider. As this is the first item we are releasing, many things will be tweaked and changed over the next many months.

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Items in this show:

  • About Greg and Jeff
  • Greg is into self defense & collects lawyer jokes
  • Jeff looks forward to building a cool go cart.
  • Please send us questions; we make it easy to contact us.
  • Status Quo – what is the problem?
  • Don’t know enough to ask good questions
  • To provide information, help, amusement, and motivation.

The original music was found on the Podshow Podcast Safe Music Network and is by Laura Clapp.

Running time: 12 minutes 25 seconds

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Tomorrow, Tomorrow | March 26, 2006

Tomorrow will be the first day we release audio, baring something like a major computer melt down. A few things still have to be done & as time passes, this website will grow.

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Getting started | March 3, 2006

The hardest and most important thing with any and all companies is getting started properly. We are in the process of recording enough shows to make sure we do not run out of great content to release, developing branding items (this site & intro stuff for the podcast), and looking for additional sponsors.