Topics include:

  • How publishing deals work
  • Building A Buzz
  • One hit wonders
  • Single deals
  • Split sheets with established artists
  • Seeking a distributor
  • TuneCore and CD Baby
  • Streaming is the future
  • Copyrights
  • Branding a new artist
  • Do you need to have a following to find an investor?
  • A label wanting to get a percentage of your future income to let you go
  • A major label working an indie song (Macklemore & Ryan and ADA)
  • Internet Radio’s value to today’s artists (DigitalRadioTracker.com)
  • Promo tours and meeting fans in person
  • What is the best way to use $5,000 to promote an R&B/pop artist?
  • How to get radio to pay your song (https://wendyday.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/wendy-days-most-valuable-article-about-securing-radio-play/)
  • E-blasts and Services that supply music to the DJs
  • Do Gospel Labels offer better deals than other labels?
  • Digital Marketing Companies (aScratchyThroat.com says the voice off-screen)
  • How to find your market
  • Should a producer work with up and coming artists or focus on getting beats to established artists?
  • Do artists owe money to their investor if they fail?
  • Do artists who don’t recoup have to pay off their debt?
  • The “advance game” (major labels)
  • Can older rappers who are brand new to the industry succeed?