Very Short List (VSL) is a website and daily list of inspiring resources curated by industry experts. Three quick hits, once a day. Simple concept.
Last week we had our Haile Fellow, Brad Cooper, try the concept out; things went swimmingly. This week, Brad Schnittger shares his VSL of inspirations surrounding his fellowship proposal and interest in the music industry.
In 2015, Schnittger will be creating an online, artist-owned music licensing platform for Cincinnati musicians. The platform will assist local artists in legally licensing their works, as well as promoting these works to area businesses looking to license original music for marketing and advertising purposes.
King Records is an amazing story that Cincinnatians are mostly unaware of; they revolutionized the recording industry by bringing all production (recording, mastering, printing, pressing and shipping) under one roof. My favorite of their artists is Hawkshaw Hawkins.
Understanding the basics of copyright law, royalty streams, PROs, etc are paramount to the success of any musician. They’re also quite uninspiring. Knowledge is power however, so I set forth to dive deeper. This quiz by Future Of Music was a great way for me to test how much of the process I already understand.