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Demand for music royalties has reached an all-time high among investors seeking alternatives to public markets and low-returns. To help creators, songwriters, performers, and other rightsholders better take advantage of this unprecedented “gold rush” for music catalogs, Royalty Exchange has introduced an expansion of its online marketplace, called The eXchange. The eXchange combines two of Royalty Exchange’s most popular features into one powerful platform that focuses the demand of the more than 27,000 registered investors into one destination. This includes: The popular Secondary Market, where investors relist catalogs acquired on Royalty Exchange to investors. The newly added Direct Listings, where […]

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ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announced that Grammy-winning songwriter-producer and global entrepreneur Kasseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz, has moved to ASCAP. Known for his work on songs including DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” T.I.’s “Bring Em Out,” Lil Wayne’s “Uproar,” Mýa’s “The Best of Me” and more, the megaproducer is also the co-creator of Verzuz, the livestreaming music battle series and cultural phenomenon he started in early 2020 with Timbaland. “Swizz Beatz’s talent as a songwriter-producer is second to none. The music he has created over the last two decades reached […]

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Many artists dream of getting into a publishing contract with an established music publisher. After all, music publishers offer advances, hook you up with co-writes, plug your songs, collect all the money, and even help fight infringement cases. But one thing that many artists fail to understand is that publishing deals don’t grow on trees. Said another way, established music publishing companies typically look for artists with hit song potential and representation by top attorneys and personal managers. This means that until you can generate this type of leverage in your career, you’ll just have to publish yourself. In this […]

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