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Artist Management for the Music Business by Paul Allen

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9 Income From Songwriting

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Artists who are also songwriters, or who can become songwriters, add a valuable income stream to support their careers. When a songwriter writes a song and it is recorded, the writer is entitled to earnings in the form of royalties when a song is performed live, on the Internet, on radio and television, in a dance club, and each time it is sold as one of the songs included on a recording. The songwriter also earns royalties from the printing and publishing of sheet music, and from licensing the song for use in advertising, and in video game, movie, and television soundtracks. Clearly there is considerable potential income ...

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