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Tuesday, May 15 • 1:55pm - 2:30pm
Successfully Managing Your Releases: Best Practices and Obligations for the Independent Label or Artist

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This session is part of the Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum powered by Songtrust.

Successfully releasing your music as an independent label or artist is often times coupled with a unique set of challenges and obligations. This presentation’s aim is to highlight and discuss these obligations, while focusing on the implementation of “best practices” to ensure your music is released legally, and your projects run smoothly.

Items include choosing the right distributor, registering your original compositions with the PRO's and Streaming Services, registering your master recordings with Sound Exchange, getting a publishing administrator, YouTube Registration and Collections, and acquiring an accounting team assembled to handle the distribution of your earnings, to name a few of the topics.

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Mark Spier

CEO & Founder, Royalty Solutions Corp.
Mark Spier is the CEO & Founder of Royalty Solutions Corp., also known as RSC, a company which provides outsourcing alternatives for royalty processing and licensing for record labels, music publishers and business managers. He established RSC in 2011 after noticing the demand for... Read More →

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Heather Trussell Butsch

SVP, Memory Lane Music Group
Heather Trussell Butsch is the SVP at Memory Lane Music Group, an independent music publisher with a vast catalog of evergreen and contemporary compositions, recorded by the likes of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Bublé, Jay-Z, Drake, KanyeWest, Etta James... Read More →
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Aaron Davis

n/a, Exploration.io
Aaron Davis is the CEO & Co-Founder of Exploration Group, LLC, a media management and technology company headquartered in Los Angeles. He is responsible for the strategic direction, business development, and software development. Exploration is proud to be the company of choice to... Read More →
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Julien Frank

Managing Director, Royalty Solutions Corp
Julien Frank is the Managing Director at Royalty Solutions Corp., a royalty processing and licensing company. In this role, he has personally provided royalty processing and licensing services for Steel Wool Records (Anderson .Paak), 300 Entertainment, Run The Jewels, Dropkick Murphys... Read More →
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Shelby Kennedy

VP, Entertainment Relations, Tunecore
Shelby Kennedy is the VP of Entertainment Relations for TuneCore, where he educates and empowers today’s independent artists and independent labels. Previously, he worked at Lyric Street Records, where his involvement with SheDaisy and Rascal Flatts helped establish the label. Kennedy... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:55pm - 2:30pm CDT
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