Music Industry Structure

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Music Industry Overview
Music Industry Structure
Here’s a diagram of the principal organisational structures of the music industry

Fig. 1. Diagram of the structures of the music industry (Ian Dustry, 1999)

Artists and composers
An incredible artist has great ability, one which can be shown without the requirement for a ton of specialized backing like the technical support. Artists can show what their true capacity is within a moment's notice. Artists are the reason why the music business exists. Other people involved with the artist are just pillars in the infrastructure to keep everything from falling.
Every artist needs a great song to become a great artist and that's where composers get involved or they could be the same person, …show more content…

For a music producer trying to do everything on their own, you can:
• Manufacture and sell your albums to customers by mail order
• Promote them on your live acts
• Use the internet tools such as; social networks, websites, and blogs
• Use the media such as radio stations.

Income Streams
The artist music plan of action has been in flux for a considerable length of time. The record arrangement dream that most artists looked for is no more the feasible option that it once was. The leveling of the music distribution playing field by the Web is for all intents and purposes complete. Individuals now get to and download music from different sources, more often than not for nothing. D.I.Y. arrangements are all over, yet for some specialists difficult to coordinate into their everyday lives.
Where does this leave the independent artist? They need to know how they can make music, profit and make due to composing and play one more day. Here, in no specific request, is a rundown of conceivable wage streams:
• Publishing
• Mechanical royalties
• Performance royalties
• Synchorisation rights TV, Commercials, Movies, and Video Games
• Video – Live – Physical & Advanced
• Lyrics
• Sheet …show more content…

Because of the amount of work is involved, it makes sense for someone else to do this on your behalf, and that’s why collecting societies exist.

The collecting societies will manage the rights to your music. When you sign up for a collecting society, you transfer your rights to them, and they make sure all of your rights are implemented, there is an arrangement for other collecting socities (in other countries) to collect your royalties, they should sell people licenses which are non-exclusive to use your work, and finally collect your royalties and distribute them.
So once you've consented to an arrangement with them, the collecting society can licence your music to be used, like on the radio or television, on the Web, or as background music. The money that is collected on your behalf is then paid to you, but they take an admin fee. Collecting societies don’t just sell licences to use a person's songs; they also offer ‘blanket licences’, which permit the licensee to utilise the collecting society's whole catalogue for a set period of

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