Karen Hamilton is the General Manager of 120 Publishing, a boutique music publishing company which is the publishing arm of the TMRW Music Group (etcetc, Hussle, Downright, Astrx, Poster Child and Soapbox Agency). The agency provides administrative and creative services to writers and artists, as well as actively representing some key international catalogues which include GL […]
A Week in the busy life of a Copyright/Royalties manager. Simply put, a music publisher represents the rights of songwriter’s and their repertoire of works, this is the copyright in the music and lyrics. We work to exploit these rights, to generate and collect royalties. Generally speaking, my role as Copyright & Royalties Manager at Native Tongue is to maintain our database of works, effectively administer our claims, ensure payment of royalties and resolve any disputes over copyright ownership. It’s a role that requires patience, attention to detail, effective communication, an investigative approach and a tactful personality.
A guest post by Dan Chisholm, Lawyer at New Zealand’s newest Entertainment Law Office, Trollope & Co. Some of the most memorable music of our time has included the clever use of samples – think The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’ and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”. Musos, rappers, DJs and producers often […]
Now more and more people are using different mediums to produce their tracks, including session musicians. Technology can make a bassoon sound like a harp, so when session musicians are used they may find themselves contributing more than a part for their own instrument, maybe even a hook line. This Q & A will focus […]
What the flip So you’ve recorded something amazing, in your bedroom or a big fancy studio or something in between and you’re ready for the whole world to hear it and blast it from the rooftops! You wanna sell this thing like hot baked goods to your fans, in a form they can hold in […]
Chris O’Neill is an incredible session drummer who has performed on countless albums and tours across the country. He is also the National Team Leader for the Writer Services Department at APRA AMCOS. He has offered us a glimpse into what a typical week looks like as an APRA AMCOS Writer Services Representative. His role is pretty diverse, as you can see below. Over to you