Initially, developing an artist was the responsibility of the labels and the A&R rep that “discovered” you. However, in today’s world, the responsibility of artist development is the hands of the artist themselves and their “camp” – and if done correctly, is very profitable.
Artist Development is also about protecting the great songs by registering them with the copyright office. Songwriters and music publishing companies need to affiliate with the Performance Rights Associations (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC) as well, so that if and when those songs are played by the broadcasting industry, or in certain public places, they will receive proper payment for the uses of those songs.
Artist Development should also include writing up a band agreement that defines the issues related to running your career as a business and how you will work with the people in your band.
Do you want to launch your music career to the next level? I know that all you want to do is have time to just focus on creating classic tunes but instead you are taking time out to book events, handle negotiations, studio times, plan photo shoots to create content and even shop your music to the labels. It can take away time from your creativity which takes away from the quality of your music. Lets stop wasting time and creativity!
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