The 6 Most Important Music Copyrights

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Jeff Price, founder and CEO of digital distributor TuneCore, knows a thing or two about the modern music industry and its adaptation to the digital era. He’s more than qualified to be an authoritative source and is happy to keep musicians informed on how “not to get screwed” in his company’s new e-book, “Music Industry Survival Manual”. Yes, it is a dense read, but the 6 copyrights that drive the music industry absolutely must be understood inside and out by musicians of all types.

Regardless of whether you’re collecting just enough money to live off your music career or you’re selling out arenas, TuneCore’s e-book should give you some insight on how to protect your most important assets (your songs). You’ll find Jeff’s synopsis of the e-book below, and the direct download link after the jump. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments! We know a thing or two about this subject as well.


(TuneCore) The Emergence of The New Music Industry – It’s Global, Generates A Lot Of Money & Is Based On Six Copyrights

Credit: Jeff Price

There have been six fundamental changes to the music industry that have revolutionized and transformed the business.  It is vital that artists are fully aware of these changes in order to make the most money and pursue their passion on their own terms.

These six changes are:

1)   Music fans now buy and listen to music from digital music stores and services.

2)   There is unlimited shelf space where everything can be in stock at no detriment to anything else.

3)   For no up front cost, there is unlimited inventory always available on demand as a perfect digital copy.

4)   With the launch of TuneCore, there is no gatekeeper to placing a song on Apple, Amazon’s etc store or hard drive.

5)   Distribution of a release is now global and not restricted to just one country.

6)   Artists can market directly to their fans.

Read the entire article here!


  • Steven Finch

    I agree with these points, but they seem to be very basic.