China Shines in The Global Music Market
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2M ago
China has undeniably become a major competitor in music on the global stage. It is the 2nd biggest Asian music market, only just behind Japan and now the 5th biggest global market having passed France in 2023. To understand China’s digital landscape is to know how essential China is to establishing your fanbase in the global market. The role of social media and current copyright policy and greater visibility of the thriving underground music scenes like with the advancing electronic music scene have advenced the market unlike anywhere else. The distribution model is different, unlike in the w ..read more
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China Hits The Global Music Market
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2M ago
China has undeniably become a major competitor in music on the global stage. It is the 2nd biggest Asian music market, only just behind Japan and now the 5th biggest global market having passed France in 2023. To understand China’s digital landscape is to know how essential China is to establishing your fanbase in the global market. The role of social media and current copyright policy and greater visibility of the thriving underground music scenes like with the advancing electronic music scene have advenced the market unlike anywhere else. The distribution model is different, unlike in the w ..read more
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​​How To Collect All Your Digital Music Royalties
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3M ago
  Where are your royalties, let’s find out. Did you know that 20-50% of all royalties generated never make it to artists and song-writers and that there can be nearly 900,000 sources from the usage of your music. There is an unfortunate amount of unattributable payments due to incorrect licensing information or a lack of knowledge of who to pay. The purpose of the complexity of the royalty chain is so that royalties end up in the “black box of royalties.” And the ones who have the most invested hold the biggest claim to the royalties that end up in that black box. Today's music business ..read more
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RED Xiaohongshu
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4M ago
Red Xiaohongshu, also known as the Little Red Book or RED, is a Chinese social e-commerce platform which facilitates cross-border e-commerce, allowing users to purchase products from international brands directly on the platform. This feature enhances product diversity and offers users access to a wider range of goods. It started as a platform for users to share product reviews, travel experiences, and lifestyle content, and has evolved into a popular platform for discovering and purchasing products. Users can browse and buy products recommended by others, influencers, or brands, as well as s ..read more
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Public Domian
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4M ago
Public domain is music that is not governed by copyright and is free for the public to use, share, and distribute without the need for a license or permission from the original copyright owner. When music enters the public domain, it means that the copyright protection has expired, or the creator has voluntarily relinquished their copyright rights. Copyright protection for creative works, including music, is limited in duration. Once the copyright term expires, the music becomes part of the public domain. Copyright terms vary by country but generally last for the lifetime of the creator plus ..read more
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Creative Commons
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4M ago
Creative Commons is a set of copyright licenses that allow creators to specify the permissions they grant to others regarding their creative works, such as text, images, music, and more. These licenses are based on copyright law but are more flexible than traditional copyright.  Creative Commons licenses make it easier for creators to share their work with the public and specify the conditions under which others can use, remix, and share those works. It's a tool that strikes a balance between copyright protection and openness, enabling a more open and collaborative culture of sharing cre ..read more
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What is Royalty-free Music
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5M ago
Royalty-free music refers to a type of music licensing that allows individuals, businesses, and organizations use music in their projects or content without the need to pay ongoing royalties or fees. When you purchase a royalty-free music license, you typically pay a one-time fee for the right to use the music within the terms specified by the license, which most often allows the user to use the music indefinitely. This is in contrast to traditional music licensing, where you might have to pay royalties each time the music is used such as in public performance, broadcast, or distribution or f ..read more
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Direct Licensing: What it is and how to get it
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5M ago
Direct music licensing is a process in which music rights holders (usually composers, publishers, or performing rights organizations) grant permission to a music user, business or organization, to use their musical compositions in commercial or public situations. As a music user you would need to research and find the rights owners to ask permission to use their music in your creation. You need to acquire a license when you: use samples (sections of a song recording or from the composition) remix a song use lyrics or a portion thereof cover a song and record it for physical distribution cover ..read more
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Engaging With Music 2023 Review
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6M ago
The latest Engaging With Music is out, which shares some vital information which is not all that obvious in the presentation. Looking at the fine print and reading between the lines is as important as reading the information that is there. The methodology states: “As in previous years, results from China and India are not included in `global´ figures cited in this report, as the size of these countries would have a considerable impact on the weighted average figures used.” “Results from Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and UAE are not included in global figures to ensure ..read more
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Direct License vs Royalty Free vs Creative Commons vs Public Domain
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8M ago
How to use music that is not 100% your original creation. This is a guide to clarify how you can use prerecorded sounds and music in your creations. If you use prerecorded sounds, compositions or lyrics in your music you need to find out the rights of that content. This is most important if you have any intention of sharing or publishing your music for or not for profit. This is your responsibility to give respect to the original creators to make sure you are using their creations legally. At no time can you use someone else’s creations without their permission or by abiding to the licenses t ..read more
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