How to publish music- Part 2

Published October 24, 2012 by moniquefearon

Research taken from WikiHow: http://www.wikihow.com/Publish-Your-Music

Untitledj “Iwe wanted to Self-Publish our music video this is what we would have to consider:

  1. Record your songs onto CDs and sell them at shows, through your website, or and/or through a third-party website.
  2. Optional: Make your songs available for downloading (at whatever cost you deems appropriate). You can do this through your own website or through a third-party website. A simple personal site doesn’t present many difficulties, however, if you would like to create something more refined, like establish an online store – that would demand more knowledge and efforts. At some of the platforms you can sell not only sheet music but also the rights for its performance.
  3. Register with a performance rights organisation (PRO). This is essential so if airplay and other public uses of your music occur, you can get paid.
    • Pick a name for your publishing company. This is what checks will be made out to.
    • Register with a publisher. Register as a musician as well for whichever organisation you choose. 

    • Once the name is approved, file a DBA (Doing Business As) application at a bank. This is done so you can cash checks made out to your publishing company.
    • Register each of your songs.”

      This research will impact on my final product (music video) as it helps me to understand how I can publish a music video. This is something I can perhaps use when i’m uploading my music video. 

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