How-To Articles/Sound Advice


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Video: The Breakdown – How do you properly approach a music supervisor via e-mail?

More tips to get your music considered for film, TV, and scr...

Working singer-songwriters survive pandemic with alternate revenues

From Patreon, live-streams, teaching, co-writes, synch licen...

Novice rapper? Here’s some tips from Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Celebrated duo offers Sound Advice in video chat

SOCAN’s Michael McCarty to take part in “Cover Your Assets” webinar

Live online discussion of copyright management and protectio...

Sound Advice: Steve Waxman’s Music Career Guidance

Tips from an “Unbiased Truthsayer”

Sound Advice: How to protect your instrument

Tips from Front Row Insurance

Decision- Makers: Darryl Hurs of Indie Week, CD Baby

Helping emerging musicians get exposed, networked, educated,...

Back to School: Tips on songwriting, touring, and your career

From Serena Ryder, Laurence Nerbonne, Kardinal Offishall, an...

The Breakdown: Mechanical Royalties

How you get paid when someone mechanically reproduces your m...

Sound Advice: Tips and tricks to guard your gear

How to prevent your instruments from being stolen

Working on scores for Justice League, Fifty Shades Darker, The Grinch

Mikel Hurwitz: Inspired by Welsman, learning from Elfman, sh...

The Breakdown: Getting Paid via SOCAN for Live Performances

What you need to do, and how to do it

Sound Advice – The Breakdown: Cue Sheets

How to get paid when your music’s played onscreen

Sound Advice – The Breakdown: Copyright

What is it? What do you need to know about it?

Sound Advice: Writing Funding Grants (or Hiring Someone to Write Them)

How to increase your chances of applying successfully

Sound Advice: A Rose isn’t a Rös, nor a Rose Jr.

Securing Your Band Name

Sound Advice: Get on to my cloud

Fleshing out your song with SoundBetter, Tunedly

SOCAN member who needs funding? Try the SOCAN Foundation!

Financial aid to help you travel, develop professionally

Sound Advice: “How Do I Apply For Funding?” – Part Two

A practical guide to various funding options available to mu...

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