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Content Protection

SoundCloud and YouTube Strikes

February 7, 2017

If you’re using SoundCloud or YouTube to release mixes or remixes of other people’s work, you run the risk of getting a strike on your account. A strike occu...

How to Trademark Your Artist Name

June 6, 2017

The music industry is awash with band after band, and sometimes it can be difficult to come up with a unique name. Moreover, once you achieve a distinct name...

YouTube Behind the Scenes: Reference Overlaps

June 20, 2017

If you upload a video on YouTube that contains segments with identical audio, video, or audiovisual content to another uploaded video, you could end up with ...

YouTube Claims

September 20, 2017

If you upload a video on YouTube that contains copyright-protected material, you could end up with a claim. These claims are issued by YouTube on behalf of ...

Distribution

ISRC and UPC codes

February 7, 2017

The ISRC (International Standard Recording Code)

Monetizing Covers

February 7, 2017

To monetize a cover song on SoundCloud or YouTube (or anywhere else for that matter), you will need to obtain a license from the current copyright holder, gi...

Monetizing Remixes

February 7, 2017

If you’re a producer or a DJ you probably have a whole catalogue of remixes that you’ve been working on, and sitting on, for quite some time. Wouldn’t you lo...

Marketing and Promotion

Blogs

February 7, 2017

Getting your music on blogs have become increasingly more important to artists these days. But with so much new music coming out it’s important to understand...

Selling Merchandise

February 7, 2017

With distribution sales plummeting year after year, many artists these days have begun to depend much more on their revenue from merchandising above anything...

SoundCloud Best Practices

February 7, 2017

Many of the best practices that you will find on SoundCloud are similar to that of YouTube, except the major difference between the two is that SC best pract...

Spotify Best Practices

February 7, 2017

The best way for you to get the most out of Spotify is to Verify Your Artist Account.

Spotify Playlists

February 7, 2017

Spotify Playlists are the best way to create a “Brand” on Spotify.

YouTube Best Practices

February 7, 2017

If there’s one thing to know: It’s all about SEO. SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization,” which basically refers to how well your video pops up on a sea...

How to Know if You Have Been Featured on a Spotify Owned Playlist

May 24, 2017

If you want exposure on Spotify, it is all about making into their owned playlists. In fact, getting into these playlists has been dubbed the new radio pitch...

Radio Airplay

September 20, 2017

If you’re an independent musician looking to get your music on the radio, your best bet is to look LOCALLY. Discover the public broadcasts and the local coll...

Publishing

Music Publishing

February 7, 2017

Music Publishing basically refers to anything and everything you’ve written or produced in a song. This includes production, melody, lyrics, arrangement and ...

Performing Rights Organizations

February 7, 2017

The word “PRO” is actually an acronym that stands for Performing Rights Organization. As a service and an institution in the music industry, PROs have offere...

Publishing Administration

February 7, 2017

Publishing Administration refers to all the dirty little details that are involved when collecting and accounting for your individual publishing rights. It i...

Record Labels

360 Deals

February 7, 2017

A 360 deal is an exclusive artist agreement which grants a music industry company (e.g. record label, management company) rights to an increased number of an...

Signing with a Record Label

September 20, 2017

If you’re looking to sign with a record label, either major or indie, it’s important to first understand what your needs are. What is that you will actually ...

YouTube MCNs

September 20, 2017

Much like the way Repost operates on SoundCloud, YouTube MCNs are third-party service providers that help creators monetize the original content on their You...

SoundCloud

Confirming Your Connection to Repost Network

March 30, 2017

Shortly after joining Repost Network you may have gotten a message from SoundCloud to the email address associated with your channel requesting management ac...