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Author Topic: Unsigned Artist  (Read 3577 times)

cashaber

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Unsigned Artist
« on: February 23, 2013, 06:29:59 PM »
hiyas... 

We have an Artist that is brand new to the music industry. and has exclusively given us a demo to play on our station.  are royalties etc... paid to BMI or other agency for this band?

thanks
Cassidy

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Re: Unsigned Artist
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 08:13:06 PM »
Nope. If he isn't signed no one has a way to pay or knows who to pay. For example, SoundExchange has lots of dollars waiting for artists they can't find, at least so I am told.

So the next question is what if I play unsigned artists what happens to the report? The artist and song are reported as usual. Sometimes unsigned artists cover copyrighted songs so it is best to report anyway. Once the authorities get an unsigned artist or song the if they don't have match in their system it is in essence tossed out.

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Re: Unsigned Artist
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 09:52:18 AM »
As an aside, I always recommend affiliating with SoundExchange to all independent artists that we play.