Showing posts with label Music Business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music Business. Show all posts

Friday, April 22, 2016

Three Business Tactics From Prince

Just as Prince the musician was at once visionary, experimental, subversive and successful, so was Prince the business executive.  

The genius gift of Prince's music will be with us forever, but I also hope we remember some of the business tactics that seemed to serve him well:

·         Manage Supply – Prince strategically limited exploitations of his work and avoided overexposure in order to maximize the value of his music and brand

·         Embrace Change – Prince was not afraid to cycle through an array of advisors and business models in order to best support his individual career path

·         Activism – Prince was a fiercely outspoken artist rights and copyright advocate, which he leveraged to favorably renegotiate at least one record deal

What lessons have you learned from Prince and his great legacy?

Monday, September 20, 2010

October 2010 California Music Business Events

Below are October 2010 music business that you may wish to attend:

I will update the list with additional events that come to my attention.  Hope to see you in October!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Gain a Working Knowledge of Music Publishing - Steve Winogradsky's UCLA Music Publishing Class Begins 9/20/2010

For years, Steven Winogradsky, Esq. has taught music publishing at UCLA Extension.  If you need to brush-up on the music publishing business, sign up now for Winogradsky's Fall 2010 class, which starts Sept. 20, 2010.  Here are the details per Mr. Winogradsky:

  • 4-Unit Course: Music Publishing: Law and Business (Course # X 448.17; Reg. # V8824)                   
  • Day/Time: Monday, 7-10pm 
  • Dates: September 20 - December 6 
  • Location: UCLA Dodd Hall, room 161 
  • Instructor contact:
  • Course Description: This overview is designed for those interested in a career in music publishing as well as for business and personal managers and attorneys who desire a working knowledge of the music publishing industry. Topics include copyright basics; songwriter agreements; setting up domestic licensing for records, motion pictures, television, print, commercials, and other areas; and dealing with ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC. Discussion also includes aspects of foreign subpublishing, including negotiating agreements, and collection societies. Additional topics also include, new media, social networking, digital royalty collection, and  progressive internet search engine tools and techniques to promote band and grow royalties.  Guest speakers include music industry executives and attorneys. Prerequisite: Practical experience in music publishing or music business; CPAs and Bar Association members automatically qualify.
  • Cost of the class is $550, plus $40 for the course reader.  For attorneys, there is 34 hours of MCLE credit available.
  • If you or your staff is interested in signing up for this class, please go to: for further instructions.

If you aren't in Los Angeles, check out the music publishing book by Winogradsky's business partner, attorney Ron Sobel, who knows much more about performance royalties than the average music lawyer: