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This is really an episode every musician should listen to, regardless of the music genre, age or location.

Today, I welcome Symphonic Distribution President and CEO Jorge Brea on the show to talk about the different types of music royalties.

Founded in 2006, Symphonic Distribution is all about helping musicians and people in the music industry. They help independent artists collect music royalties, help them and record label in their PR and marketing efforts, they do graphic design and help in video distribution, among other things.

In addition to all this, Jorge and his team run a great blog that combines music business tips with visual content and music recommendations.

If you have listened to the podcast before, you may remember Bandzoogle Director of Artist Relations Dave Cool, who talked about different ways musicians can make money. Collecting music royalties was among the options he mentioned.

But what kind of music royalties should you, as an artist, pay attention to?

In other words, how can you make sure that you collect every cent you have earned from your music?

From recording and performing royalties to mechanical, print and neighboring rights royalties, Jorge gives us an overview of the different types of music royalties and tell us how you can collect them either on your own or with the help of Symphonic Distribution.

Ah, did I mention that Jorge also shares some tips for YouTube monetization?

Plenty of information and great advice in this episode!

Today, You’ll Learn More About:

  • What Symphonic Distribution is about and what it can do for you
  • The two sides of every piece of music
  • The different types of music royalties, what they are, who collects them and how you can do that yourself
  • A mistake many indie musicians make (that actually makes them earn less money!)
  • Why you should consider registering your music with performance rights organizations before releasing it
  • The steps to Do-It-Yourself YouTube monetization
  • Tips for a great YouTube channel
  • And Much More!

Resources, People and Links Mentioned in This Episode:

  • The Symphonic Distribution Blog
  • GEMA (Germany’s performance rights organization)
  • ASCAP (The American Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers)

Give Jorge & Symphonic Distribution a Shout Out on Twitter!

Think Jorge rocked telling us more about music royalties? Let him know, give him and Symphonic Distribution a shout out on Twitter!

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