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Features, networking

Oct 22, 2014 11:30 AM

Kaitlyn Raterman

10 Steps to Master Networking at Music Conferences

Networking at NAMM 2013 in Anaheim, CA. (via namm.org)

This article originally appeared on Symphonic Distribution.

Too many of us leave conferences with a hazy memory of faces and a bunch of business cards of people we don’t remember. You swarm the big-name panelists along with 30 other eager hopefuls and confidently approach the hot-shot speakers, but maybe they won’t accept your card and act completely disinterested in what you’re saying. You meet countless participants, exchange cards and some casually random banter you hardly remember. After the conference, you follow up with every single person, but you receive little to no response. Life moves on. Why did you buy that multi-hundred-dollar ticket anyway?

Features, Legal & Money

Aug 27, 2014 03:03 PM

Kaitlyn Raterman

Music Royalties 101: What They Are and How to Collect

Image via Indie-Music.com

This article originally appeared on Symphonic Distribution.


Being a musician is not as simple as writing a song, recording an album, selling it, and earning money from your sales. As an independent musician trying to make a living with your music, it’s vital that you understand what kinds of royalty streams are out there.