Music Industry Glossary of Terms

Phrases like TMper diemssynctracking and carnet often leave people scratching their heads. We’ve compiled a music industry glossary of terms: a list of abbreviations, slang, technical words and phrases that tend to pop up now and then, and explained what they mean.

Are there any terms that bamboozle you? Email us at info@musicindustryinsideout.com.au and we’ll get back to you with an explanation.

360 Deal

ABN

Recoupable Advance

A&R

ATA Carnet

Attribution

Back Catalogue

Blanket License

Code of practice

Compulsory Mechanical License

Consignment

Contract

Copyright

Cover

Creative Commons

CRM

Demo

Distribution

EP

Endorsement

Exclusive Rights

Invoice

ISRC

LP

Manager (personal or bland)

Marketing

Mastering

Mechanical License

Mechanical Royalty

Per Diems

Performance Royalty

Performing Rights License

Performing Rights Society / Organisation

Personal Manager

Phonorecord

Presser / Press Release / Media Release

Print License

Producer

Promotion

Publishers

QR Code

Recoupment

Royalty

Sampling

Session

Sync / Synchronisation

Talent Agent

Target Audience

TM

UPC

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