Photo: Kathy Ma (www.Studiobymak.com) Working as an artist, but interested in a production role? Gyom Amphoux started out as a musician, then moved to producing, and now combines that with making music for TV and advertising. In Part 1 of our interview he tells us about how he became a producer, and how it’s different to being
Stefano Maggio works as a composer, producer and singer, creating music in many different styles for film, TV and other licensing work. He is also the vocal tutor on the TV talent show Pops Stars in Germany. In Part One, he told Soundreef about how he started out in the music industry, how he gets paid for
Stefano Maggio works as a composer, producer and singer, creating music in many different styles for film, TV and other licensing work. He is also the vocal coach on the TV talent show Popstars in Germany. He told Soundreef about how he started out in the music industry, how he gets paid for his music and
Derek Lefholz is Director of Artist Relations and Radio in Retail for Music Supervisor Incorporated, Owner and President of Embark Music, as well as continuing to create music as an artist in his own right. He took some time out to tell us about why artists need to work out what they want in order to get noticed –
Derek Lefholz is Director of Artist Relations and Radio in Retail for Music Supervisor Incorporated, Owner and President of Embark Music, as well as continuing to create music as an artist in his own right. He took some time out to tell us what musicians need to know about the music business: how film and TV licensing works, what
Songwriter Javier Silva was absolutely delighted when his earnings from Soundreef In-Store last semester made him 200 times more per play than Bette Midler. We caught up with him to have a chat about music licensing. Javier describes his music as ‘Indie pop-rock flavoured stuff.’ His band, Ten Summersets was formed in 2005. ‘That lasted for about maybe a year,
The first Soundreef Live event was held in Italy on Sunday 1 June, 2013, with the Fadà gig officially kicking off the 30 Band Revolution. Seven days after the gig, the royalties Fadà had earned showed up in their account, and all it took was three easy steps.  1. Fadà created the event by entering the name of
This post won’t tell you how to become a successful musician in one week, or stuff like “7 secrets for being a rock star” – because that wouldn’t be useful. Although you need a bit of luck, what’s really important is the way you plan and create an effective strategy for promoting your music. Gianluca
You no longer have to own 100% of the rights to your songs in order to register them with Soundreef – and we’ll even help you agree the rights to the song with the other right holders! It’s great to be able to hear more of your songs, but we needed to make some changes
In order to get your songs noticed, you need to be good at distributing them on the internet – and how you do that is almost as important as the quality of the songs themselves. This is great news for artists, as you don’t have to depend on getting signed to get heard, but there’s
As some of you know, we’ve been planning a royalties collection service for live musicians and bands for quite a while – and you might have seen a lot on Twitter and Facebook about the launch! We’ve put this blog post together to tell you about what we’ve been up to, and how to find
As an artist, record label or publisher, how do you get paid royalties when your music is used in the UK? There are two separate organisations that license different sets of rights in the use of music: PRS for Music and PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited). We’ve put this blog post together to explain how their
Our artists often ask me what kind of music we’re looking for, and what makes good music for stores. If one of their tracks is far more successful than the others, or a track is rejected, users often ask me why. We give some guidelines, but in reality it’s much more complicated than that –
It’s what you’ve always wanted: a record company offers you a deal, someone says they can make you a star by managing your band, or someone tells you they can get you the best gigs in town – or even the best gigs in the world! But is it too good to be true? Here
Beatpick is Soundreef’s sister company. This blog post tells you about how you can earn music royalties by registering your songs with Beatpick. Beatpick is a global music licensing company that provides music for adverts, films, videos on the internet and computer games, supplying music to companies such as 20th Century Fox, Samsung and Mercedes. It’s
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