• What is A&R in Today’s Music Industry?

    The A&R process is a term that stands for Artist & Repertoire. It is the process of scouting and signing artists to a record label. A&R executives are responsible for finding new talent, developing them, and positioning them with the right labels.

    A&R executives are also responsible for finding new talent, developing them, and positioning them with the right producers, songwriters and engineers.

  • Understanding The Major Performing Rights Organizations (PROs) & What They Do

    A Performing Rights Organization (PRO) collects royalties on behalf of their songwriters and music publishers. These organizations offer a wide range of services including licensing songs to artists, managing the royalties of songwriters, and distributing royalties to those who are entitled. There are three main types of PROs: General PROs, which represent all songwriters; Songwriter PROs, which represent songwriters for a particular genre or style; and Music Publisher PROs, which represent publishers who own the copyright to songs in their catalogues.
  • Global Royalty Collection Service Songtrust, Partners With Platinum Producers Arkatech Beatz To Bring Awareness To The Business Of Music Publishing

    Atlanta, GA/New York, NY -  As the music industry evolves and more independent musicians enter the business, the revenue that songs are generating are at an all time high.  Creatives are releasing music at a stunning pace, but few really know how to collect the revenue that their work earns. Music publishing has become a complex space for many musicians/creators, but Songtrust is seeking to shed light on this side of the business.  Songtrust is the world's largest global royalty collection service, streamlining the process of music publishing administration of more than 2,000,000+ songs.
  • Performing Rights Organizations (PRO)

    I meet a lot of artists/producers these days, and everyone is putting out music. People are always saying that they’re the next - fill in the blank ______.  But when I ask, “Are you handling your business with regard to your publishing?” all I get is silence and blank stares. For those that know us, and our contribution to the culture is this - We’re dedicated to helping artists obtain their dreams.  We drop a ton of information on artists/producers, and most times we do it on the strength.
  • Platinum Producers Arkatech Beatz Sign Major Distribution Deal With The Orchard

    Platinum music producers Collin "Jugrnaut" Dewar and Michael “Mike Trauma D” Dewar (collectively known as Arkatech Beatz), signed a major deal with leading distribution company The Orchard for their independent entertainment company Arkatech Beatz Entertainment LLC (A.B.E).
  • 4 Tips For Choosing An Entertainment Attorney

    You worked really hard to secure the deal, and they finally sent over the contract.  Congratulations! As you looked over the contract, you might have thought to yourself, “I can negotiate this without an attorney!”  After all, I perpetuated the deal, and did all the legwork, why should I pay the additional cost?