Foster Community in Music

Providing career-building tools, resources, and opportunities through community engagement for the world of individuals beyond the music

It’s hard to have a career in the music industry. We want to change that.

Beyond The Music is a community organization designed to help individuals working behind the scenes in the music industry. We understand that these people dominate the industry, yet receive little recognition. The current music industry landscape makes it hard for people to become aware of industry dynamics and knowledge, nearby resources, and career-boosting opportunities. Through conversation and community, we can build the foundation for an industry that values people more than anything else.

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@djboothEIC A record label can also a.) own an intrinsic publishing company, I.E. UMG x UMPG — the “label” generally own’s the song rights, exclusive license or derivative thereof, “distribution.” b.) the “label” typically gets 50% of the publishing. Each deal is bespoke, yet common.

Nah. Quick lesson. A record label and a publishing company are responsible for two different parts of a song. The record label oversees (and usually owns) the musical recording (the master), while the publisher oversees the musical composition (writing). 💡


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