Artist Insider Q&A 2008-02-28 Business Independent Publishing | February 28, 2008

Third show of Artist Insider Q&A, hosted by Greg and Jonathan

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Questions, Topics & Notes:

  • Seneff Law
  • Phil Remone – Making Records
  • Artist Insider Tip Jar
  • Do you get in trouble if you play a clip from a TV show on the air? ~Matthew
  • What about using a clip as an example in a podcast? ~Follow-up by Matthew
  • What is the best way to protect your publishing rights when entering a first time record deal? ~Laura Clapp
  • mentioned interview with Tom Bogan
  • I have been creating graphics projects, and some music for right at 10 years. Eventually I want it to be my full time business, I should start a company or just keep doing everything under my name? ~Matt in Virginia
  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michale Gerber (E-Myth.com)
  • TWIT 133 in this episode of This Week in Tech, they talk with Jonathan Coulton, an independent musician and about the current music industry. Here are his Listening Suggestions. (direct download)

That does it for this week. We have a few more questions already in the que we will get to next time on March 13th. You can send in your own questions or join the show and participate *Live*. Add ArtistInsider (feed) to your favorite RSS reader to keep up to date on the news, or fill in the form to get our posts emailed to you.

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Dennis Dearing | June 21, 2006

About:
When he was four years old, Dennis received one of his best Christmas gifts ever, a tiny Roy Rogers acoustic guitar that began his love of music and specifically the guitar. After high school, he moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University, an institution which boasts such former students as country stars Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Dennis studied Music Business, played guitar for the university’s group, The Belmont Reasons, and received his BBA. Read more

Artist Insider 5.5: Rick Cua – Hanging Out | April 25, 2006

Insider: Rick Cua

TV, movies, arrangements, dreams, visions, and more.

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Questions and topics:

  • What is the range of payment?
  • How would people contact you?
  • What exactly is sync & master?
  • What is your role as an Artist Manager?
  • What is the general business arrangement?
  • Any tips to the budding artist?
  • Rick does consulting
  • You lead worship, should people contact you the same ways if they would like to bring you in?
  • What do you see in the future for your company?

Tomorrow we begin a special week. See you then.

Running time: 12 minutes 26 seconds

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Artist Insider 5.4: Rick Cua – Balance | April 24, 2006

Insider: Rick Cua

The focus of this segment is on an area that most people have no knowledge about.

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Questions and topics:

Tomorrow will get more about movie and TV uses, more suggestions and roles.

Running time: 11 minutes 29 seconds

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Artist Insider 5.3: Rick Cua – Where the Money is | April 21, 2006

Insider: Rick Cua

There is a lot to consider in today’s free segment.

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Questions and comments:

  • What was the business setup?
  • How hard was it to leave the sucessfull band?
  • What was it like moving markets?
  • What were the differances?

Enjoy your weekend, Monday gets into suggestions, changes, and reflection.

Running time: 11 minutes 06 seconds

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Artist Insider 5.2: Rick Cua – Little Tiny Dots | April 20, 2006

Insider: Rick Cua

The focus of this segment is on transitioning into an established group.

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Questions and comments:

  • What did the wife think?
  • How important is it to learn when a big break happens?
  • What was the first time like?
  • What were the band politics like?

Tomorrow, Rick gets into the business situation and his decision to leave for a solo act.

Running time: 12 minutes 10 seconds

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Artist Insider 2.5: Tom Bogan – Past and Future | April 4, 2006

Insider: Tom Bogan

This is our final day with Tom, it is one of the best.

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Questions & Topics:

  • More pointers
  • Knowing what you know now, would you do it again?
  • Any advice for people who dream of being a CFO?
  • It’s not glamorous
  • What are some books?
  • What are you doing now?

Pointers:

  1. look into a publisher when you think your work is exploitable, they have connections you do not.
  2. try to get a co-publishing deal, but your first contract will probably be meager
  3. don’t sign too long; they do not want to renegotiate a contract
  4. build in some performance bonuses – upside rewards for success
  5. sign with someone who believes in you

Books:

Contact information for Tom Bogan & KMA Business Advisers

Tomorrow stats a new interview with Andrew Peterson, a singer & songwriter who has been with a label, independent & now a weird mix that might be a future trend.

Running time: 11 minutes 59 seconds

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Artist Insider 2.4: Tom Bogan – Negotiations & Pointers | April 3, 2006

Insider: Tom Bogan

Welcome back, Tom goes into ways to save money and things to think about when negotiating publishing contracts. There are a few great pointers.

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Discussion:

  • Who does the CFO deal with?
  • How long do negotiations go?
  • What are five pointers for the budding songwriter?

We ran out of time today on Tom’s pointers, but we will pick back up with them tomorrow.

Running time: 10 minutes 27 seconds

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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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