CHAPTER 10

Income from recording

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At a time when the Internet has opened the door for so many artists to offer their recordings to so many people, any discussion about income from recording and the involvement of record labels needs a brief preface. Artists must have recordings and live performance of the music from the recordings as the foundation of their career. Music drives every aspect of artists’ earning potential for themselves and for the manager who oversees their career. Artists on private labels, indie labels, and major labels can all have success with their creative efforts. But the difference between them often is the scale of their ...

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