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HOME
Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. Sites Where You Can Get Your Music Reviewed
3. Radio Shows that will Play Your Music
4. Online Services that will Help to Sell Your Music
5. Sites Where You Can Upload Your Band's MP3s or Videos
6. Helpful Music Resources
7. The Importance of Merchandising by author Bronson Herrmuth
8. Copyright Basics: Joint Works - PART I by author Bobby Borg














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The base payout on all digital downloads is now 80%, which itself is the HIGHEST in the industry. When sales come directly from an artist's website, the artist also captures the retailer pay-out, making the total pay-out as much as 95% of the sale. So if your e-CD sells for $10, you get paid as much as $9.50 on every sale.

And each download gives the buyer a LIFETIME MUSIC GUARANTEE.

OneSource e-CD Distribution: http://onesource.pan.com
The PAN Network: http://www.pan.com
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FIND OUT ABOUT THE GREATEST MUSIC PROMOTION TOOL YET!

SurfNet New Media announces the release of Metaphor 3.0 the portable, customizable music delivery technology that is changing the way music is played and distributed on the Internet. If you are interested in finding out more information about how Metaphor, and other SurfNet promotional services can help your band sell more CDs, book more gigs and get noticed by the labels, call Toll Free 1-877-311-9474 or email sheila.dean@surfnetmedia.com
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WEBSITES FOR MUSICIANS THAT ROCK-JAZZ-SWING & MORE!

BANDLOOKUP.COM gives you a working website with really useful features - NEWS, CALENDAR, DOWNLOADS, BIOS, BOOKING INFO, Q&A, GALLERY, FAN MAIL, PLUS your own STORE ready for you in minutes. Go to BANDLOOKUP.com today to see all the details.

Your site will never be dead again. You can update it in minutes or have us do it for you. BANDLOOKUP.COM uses a simple, easy-to-use control panel to update everything. You can also contact one of our designers to make you a custom logo, graphics or template.

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THIS MONTH'S PRIZE WINNERS

This month's winner of the Sennheiser E835 microphone (visit http://www.sennheiserusa.com )
- Helen Stepanova, Moscow, Russia

This month's winner of a pair of Sennheiser HD280Pro headphones (visit http://www.sennheiserusa.com )
- Bill Evans, Roanoke, VA

This month's winner of a one year subscription to Electronic Musician Magazine (visit http://www.emusician.com) is:
- Rich Davis, West Chester, PA

This month's winners of the A&R Directory (visit http://www.musicregistry.com ) are:
- Seth S., Canoga Park, CA
- Christopher Conlan, Scottsdale, AZ
- Dave Osoff, Shirley, MA

The winners of the Musician's ToolKit CD (for more information visit https://www.bookingagentsdirectory.com ) are:
- J.W. Pope, Socorro, NM
- Roland Fuentes, San Antonio, TX

The winner of "How To Successfully Promote Your Music on the Internet" e-book by David Nevue (for more information on this book, visit http://www.promoteyourmusic.com )
- Pete Harris, Micco, FL

The winner of the Sumadek (for more information visit http://www.sumadek.com/indiebible.html ) is:
- Terry Christopher, North Bergen, NJ

The winner of the Galaris Musician's Directory (for more information visit http://www.galaris.com/GMD.html?icb ) is:
- Shad Hills, Burbank, CA

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ARE YOU an unsigned act, songwriter or producer?? Looking for a Record, Publishing, Management and Licensing deal worldwide, especially in the UK and USA? Each month the BANDIT A&R NEWSLETTER publishes features on Labels, Publishers, Managers etc looking to sign acts, songs or masters.
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2. INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the September Edition of The Indie Contact Newsletter.

In the first article this month, Bronson Herrmuth, author of the book "100 Miles to a Record Deal" provides an article that emphasizes the importance of selling merchandise. As Independent artists, we are essentially small businesses that are always in survival mode. Because of this, it's important to make use of every possible stream of income that is available to us.

Author of "The Musician's Handbook" Bobby Borg is back! Bobby presents Part I of an article that touches on a very delicate copyright issue known as "Joint Rights". If two or more people collaborate on writing a song, and the song does well....things can get ugly. Bobby gives a breakdown of the legalities involved with song collaboration.

I'm extremely happy to welcome two more sponsors this month. As is always the case with new sponsors, it means more prizes available each month. Stephen and Ritch from the world famous Music Business Registry have been kind enough to donate 3 copies of of "The A&R Registry" and 3 copies of "The Publisher's Directory" each month. Visit http://www.musicregistry.com for details on all of their publications. They also have a very extensive list of upcoming music conferences. Go to their "Calendar of Events" page.

I had the great pleasure of meeting author and musician Bronson Herrmuth this past month at the IMC in Philadelphia. Each month Bronson has offered to donate a copy of his book "100 Miles to a Record Deal" to one of our prize winners. The book is all about becoming successful by concentrating your effort in a small area, and slowly branching out. You can find out more information about this book at http://www.songrepair.com

As is the case every month, there is a large group of new contacts listed that can help you to gain more exposure for your music. So dig in, and enjoy the September issue of The Indie Contact Newsletter!

David Wimble
Editor
The Indie Contact Newsletter
newsletter@indiebible.com

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Below are the contacts that were submitted to me in July. The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections.

1. Publications that will review your music
2. Radio stations/shows that will play your music
3. Services that will help you to sell your music
4. Sites where you can upload your band's MP3s or videos
5. Helpful resources and promotional sites for recording artists
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2. SITES/PUBLICATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR MUSIC REVIEWED

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The Grrl Network
F. C. Davern wolfpress@earthlink.net
http://www.thegrrlnetwork.com
We cover everything "grrl" plus live shows, club gigs, openings, and events. We review CDs, books, plays, and film.

The Underground Band Network
Matt matt@theubn.com
http://www.theubn.com
We review bands of ANY genre. From folk to hardcore, from techno to country. We post news on our front page. Based in Michigan, we also do regional show reviews.

Spunout Central
Adam Mico admin@spunoutcentral.com
http://spunoutcentral.com
I have reviewed and written original pieces for a number of web sites (currently www.dailyvault.com). I am working hard to promote my site and will thoroughly review your CDs, but keep it contained to a professional length (300-600 words).

Deep House Network
Aine Guiney aine@deephousenetwork.com
http://www.deephousenetwork.com
Dedicated to the deeper, more soulful side to house music. It includes reviews, interviews, label, profiles, pictures, news, info, chat, basically everything related to the deep side of electronic music. The label will take our international network theme into play and will feature deep house music artists from all over the globe.

The Alternative News
editor@thealternativenews.com
http://www.thealternativenews.com
Our mission is to bring various music communities together by keeping readers aware of and informed about bands, events, clubs/venues and music scenes in various parts of the country; especially in and around New England.

FACE
Mail@FACEmag.com
http://www.FACEmag.com
The entertainment magazine/calendar for the state of Maine. It also reaches eastern and coastal New Hampshire. Distributed monthly in partnership with the Casco Bay Weekly. Free listings and classifieds. The RockVine column is a music news feature, spotlighting the latest information on upcoming shows, new releases (CD, DVD, video,)and music news. Often accompanied by photo's. Ideas for feature stories in FACE and other similar publications will be considered and welcome. Contact: ImVine@aol.com P.O. Box 207, South Paris, ME 04281

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If your CD isn't for sale in CD Baby, you're losing sales!
ALL CD SALES FROM mp3.com, garageband.com, iuma.com go through CD Baby. CD Baby has been featured in the NY Times, MSNBC, Wired, CNET and more. 10,000 CUSTOMERS A DAY go through cdbaby.com looking for CDs like yours. Such a popular online store, you HAVE to make sure your CD is there. They pay $20,000 a week to musicians like you (over $1 million so far!) ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO START SELLING is go to http://www.cdbaby.net Takes 5 minutes. Send them a box of CDs. They'll sell them and pay you. Real cool people. Total first-class treatment. Great CD distribution.
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ATIR
Ray atir@clubendie.com
http://www.clubendie.com/atirsubmissions.html
An internet radio station airing indie music in real audio file format. Traditional country, blues, bluegrass, folk and southern gospel.

WCH Radio
John ODay wchradio@yahoo.com
http://www.wchradio.i8.com
We are an internet based radio station out of St. Louis, MO. The station is operated strictly by St. Louis area youth. At this time our hours are limited, but we do try to play as much indie music as possible. We are also members of the DJ Record pool where we rate new music from indie to major record labels.

SmartWomen Internet Radio
info@smartwomen.org
http://www.smartwomen.org
We are THE women's internet radio station!

WebRadioPugetSound.com
wrps1@comcast.net
http://www.webradiopugetsound.com
We will only play artists that give permission to perform their works and meet other programming criteria. Permission to perform documents are found on our website.

Whole Wheat Radio
Jim Kloss jim@talkeetna-alaska.com
http://www.talkeetna-alaska.com/radio.php
We play independent music exclusively. Interact with listeners while your music plays.

Lord Litter?s Radio Show
LordLitter@LordLitter.de
http://www.LordLitter.de
http://www.CyberStormRadio.com - the weekly show
http://www.radiomarabu.de - the German on demand show
Now broad/webcasting at 6 stations ALL OVER THE WORLD! Europe's best radio program that side of John Peel Shut-Ups-Website. The show presents the variety of the true indie-scene. From Country to Experimental - from Folk to Hard Rock - the show that presents YOUR music! If you want to send releases for airplay please check http://www.LordLitter.de/radioshow.html

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"WOW is all I can say! This is an absolutely priceless resource for Indie musicians. If you want your music reviewed or on the radio THIS is the resource you need to have!" - Jodi Krangle, The Muse's Muse

Visit http://www.indiebible2003.com for details!
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SONICBIDS is an online service that connects musicians and music promoters. Instead of mailing out traditional, bulky press kits, Sonicbids' members email Sonicbids Electronic Press Kits (EPKs). Soncbids EPKs - which contain the MP3 files, pictures, press reviews and contact information - can be easily emailed to anyone, anywhere! In addition, members can directly submit their EPKs to some of the world's biggest festivals, clubs, and conferences for free. Members are also eligible for exclusive Sonicbids spots at some of the hottest conferences around the world. Promote your band in a powerful new way, for only $49.95 a year.

Go to http://www.sonicbids.com/default.asp?pID=1435 today!
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4. ONLINE SERVICES/LABELS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR MUSIC



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INDIEgo
John Daniels john@indiego.com
http://indiego.com
A promotions and distribution company that serves independent artists and labels. We view our primary job as helping our artists develop their careers with smart, passionate promotions and distribution services tailored to their needs and goals.

Scarlet Shame Records
Paul Brill mail@scarletshamerecords.com
http://www.scarletshamerecords.com
Independent label run by musicians focusing on Americana, Rock and Electronica.

Psychochimp Records
Ben Watts ben@psychochimp.org
http://www.psychochimp.org
We are a London based label who promote, sell and record and bands who we feel are worthy of being called a chimp band.

Joyful Noise
Karl info@joyfulnoiserecordings.com
http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com
Spiritually focused experimental/noise/improv label.

Urban Foxx
Mary mary@urbanfoxx.co.uk
http://urbanfoxx.co.uk
Manchester UK's Urban Foxx records along with our sister publication Urban Scrawl fanzine were started to give a platform from which talented songwriters and musicians can be heard. Come and promote your website, band, fanzine etc in our message book.

IndieStreet
Rico A. Simpson webmaster@indiestreet.net
http://www.indiestreet.net
An urban marketing firm with an online magazine entitled IndieStreet.net. We at IndieStreet are dedicated to being the #1 media outlet for advertising, promotions, graphic design, print communitcations and web development. We have several spots on our website profiling the hottest underground artists from not only the United States, but the world!!!!!!!!

digisounds.com
John Joske jjoske@dsmm.net.au
http://www.digisounds.com
Our free shopping cart allows bands to sell their music to a global market. With no programming knowledge you can e-commerce enable your web site with in minutes. All you need is a mastered pre-pressed CD.

Nonego Records
Kate Sansi lovescandal1@hotmail.com
http://www.nonego-records.com
We represent talent in music. We ?package? treatments and ideas from the UK, Europe and the USA.

Two Sheps That Pass
Vera Sheps TwoShepsThatPass@aol.com
http://www.twoshepsthatpass.com
An independent music marketing company that specializes in offline and online marketing. Our efforts include, but are not limited to, extensive Internet coverage/campaigns, retail/distribution support, net radio and background music services, lifestyle marketing and tour support.

The Press House
Dawn Kamerling dawn@thepresshouse.com
http://www.thepresshouse.com
We work closely with you in making sure that all aspects of the media are targeted and hit with your new release. We service daily and weekly newspapers, monthly magazines, internet websites as well as radio and TV across the country or in the selected area. We pursue previews, features, mentions, reviews, live appearances and photo placements for your band or new record.

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SongwriterUniverse, a popular music website & online magazine, has just launched its "Best Song Of The Month" Contest, which will honor and publicize the winning song & songwriter each month, plus showcase the songs of the Top Five finalists. The monthly winner will interviewed for a feature article in our magazine section, and will be awarded one of many excellent prizes.

For details visit: http://www.songwriteruniverse.com
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TourBaby: An International Tour of the Best Local Music!

A new kind of tour is blazing a trail through the US - a series of showcases put on by & featuring some of the finest Indie Musicians. This year from Sept. -Dec., TourBaby will again go coast-to-coast! Each show features top local artists, bands "tag" from city to city. TourBaby hits New York City on Wed. Oct.1 at Downtime at 6:30pm. Featuring: Emily Zuzik, Allison Tartalia, Emiko, Lorraine Ferro, G-spot, Law of Fives & Erin Hill Also in the tri-state Oct.3 & 5 at the Downtown, Farmingdale NY & Tierney?s Tavern, Montclair, NJ. Sponsored by Women Who Rock & Indie Bible! More shows in your area at http://www.tourbaby.com
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DMusic
http://www.dmusic.com
We encourage and invite artists to submit their music for airplay consideration. If you would like your music to be played on our DJs broadcasts, with the possibility of being featured on the DMusic website, please contact us.

New Music Reporter
dave@newmusicreporter.com
http://www.newmusicreporter.com
We provide a space where emerging artists can connect with fans, music industry professionals and other talented, driven and passionate musicians. NMR wants to change what it means to be an emerging musical artist.

---------------------- ATTENTION MUSIC FANS ----------------------

MPMF 2003 is the Midwest's best and biggest music festival. From September 24 to 27, downtown Cincinnati will host over 200 artist from the U.S. and abroad. There will also be two days of speakers, panels, and mentor sessions. New for 2003 is the MPMF Tradeshow. With so many artists, industry professionals, and music fans, we beg the question..."Who Will You Discover?"

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Obscuriosity
Preston Holston breakfin@obscuriosity.us
http://obscuriosity.us
We offer the cheapest webhosting for bands, portal pages, and also our featured artists section. Sell your cd's or mp3 anywhere online - but sell them with us for less!

Pinball Publishing
Laura Brian laura@pinballpublishing.com
http://www.pinballpublishing.com
We print flyers and cd covers/cases using silkscreen, off-set, die-cutting, and letter press.

Nimbit Web Services
Info@nimbit.com
http://www.nimbit.com
Control your website with automatically updating Show Calendar functions, Web Page Editors, Media Gallery Tools, Mailing List Management, Hosting and more. Nimbit delivers a whole new breed of integrated web technologies providing everything a musician needs online. Whether it's getting more from your current site or a new site altogether, Nimbit makes it easy.

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BOOST TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE WITH THE INDIE LINK EXCHANGE!

The Indie Link Exchange is a list of music sites that wish to exchange links with other music related sites. With over 600 current listings, it's a great way to get some FREE exposure

It's a simple one-to-one exchange of text links or banners. ALL styles of music sites are welcome! http://www.indielinkexchange.com/ile
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NYRock.com...
Featuring services for indie musicians such as gig listings, cd reviews, concert reviews, more. While you're there, check out the latest music news on artists such as Eminem, Missy Elliott, Courtney Love, and David Bowie. Plus interviews with Andrew WK, Red Hot Chili Peppers, more. http://nyrock.com
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7. The Importance of Merchandising by Bronson Herrmuth, author of "100 Miles To A Record Deal"
? 2003 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission

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Whether you have ten fan's or a thousand, if you don't have merchandise to sell when you perform you are losing money big time. Obviously you want to have a CD to sell at your shows, but T-shirts in the summer, sweatshirts in the fall and ball caps year round are hot selling items that can generate a profit for your small business/band. Start small and buy more as you sell your inventory. You will find that your fans will buy one or two of everything you have to offer them for sale, given time. Be sure to always buy and sell high quality merchandise so the craftmenship and durability will be there. You want your shirts or hats to be the one that your fans pull out of their closet to wear often. They actually become "walking billboards" for you, and having a crowd full of people proudly displaying your groups name at all of your shows can be a major plus in building and maintaining a large following. The reality is that most major artists make more money at their live performances from their merchandising then what they actually get compensated to perform. It is a well established fact.

It is very important that you treat this as the merchandising division of your small business and maintain a separate book keeping process for your merchandise sales. If you are far enough along with your band to have a business checking account (if not, start one as soon as you can), start a whole separate account for this part of your business. To sell merchandise effectively you have got to keep the money you get for performing separate from the money you make and spend on your merchandising, or it won't work and could turn into a major problem for you down the road. Done properly there is a lot of money to be made selling your bands products. Probably the number one problem you will have to deal with is everyone wanting and expecting you to give them a shirt or cap or CD. It is very important that you do not allow any free ones to anyone, except to the people that provide you income, such as the club owners, club managers, press, radio DJ'S, etc., as promotional giveaways which can't be avoided. Obviously everyone in the band, Family members, close friends are going to expect to get them for free, so what you have to do is figure out exactly how much money you have in each unit of your merchandise, and that will be the specially discounted price for those people-exactly what you have in them. This is essential to the success of your merchandising and the only way that you will ever show a profit when you start out.

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Writing songs since the age of 12, Bronson Herrmuth has worked in music publishing for 20 years. He is Creative Manager for Al Jolson Black & White Music and Jolie House Music, in addition to being President of Iowa HomeGrown Music, Stepping Stone Productions and SongRepair.com. Signed as a recording Artist with RCA Mexico from 1981-1985, he is a multi-instrumentalist and has toured 42 states and 18 countries as a performer. As a producer, Bronson has worked with hundreds of Songwriters and recording Artists in the studio and on stage. Cross trained in the Industry his specialty is working with new Songwriters and Artists, concentrating on development. He is author of the new book "100 Miles To A Record Deal". http://www.iowahomegrown.com http://www.songrepair.com
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International Songwriting Competition
ISC is a fantastic opportunity for any artist or band looking for new ways to gain exposure for their music. Our judges this include: B.B. King, Paul Oakenfold, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Monte Lipman (President of Universal Records), Arif Mardin (Producer of the Year, 2003 Grammy Awards), Dan Haseltine (Jars Of Clay) and more. 13 categories. 68 Winners. $100,000. For more info, an entry form or to enter online, please visit
https://www.indiebible.com
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Indie-Music.com - Where Serious Musicians Surf

One of the original musician resource websites, Indie-Music.com offers thousands of contacts - venues, studios, media, radio, labels, and more. Plus, an extensive archive of how-to's for the music business, and up-to-date commentary on the industry. The Indie News newsletter provides a free tip sheet with listings for radio airplay, record label submissions, gig opportunities, and more. https://www.bookingagentsdirectory.com
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8. COPYRIGHT BASICS: JOINT WORKS PART I by Bobby Borg author of "The Musician's Handbook: A Practical Guide To Understanding The Music Business"
? 2003 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission

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Under copyright law, as soon as one of your original song ideas is recorded on a cassette tape or the lyrics to one of your compositions is written on a sheet of paper, a copyright is formed. A copyright grants you the exclusive "first right" to reproduce, distribute, perform, and sell your compositions to the public. But what does copyright law say about your rights when an original idea is formed between two or more people; as in the case when a joint work is created? This is an area where things get a bit more tricky. Therefore, a few principles regarding joint works must be understood between the authors. The most important principles have to do with ownership and control.

OWNERSHIP OF JOINT WORKS
A primary concern regarding joint works is the division of ownership. Lets begin by taking a look at what copyright law says, then explore the exceptions to copyright law per written agreement, and finally consider the "all for one, one for one philosophy."

Division of Ownership Under Copyright Law

There's a presumption under copyright law that the authors of a joint work are automatically considered equal contributors. This simply means that if a band writes a song, each writer automatically owns an equal share-no matter how big or small their musical or lyrical contribution.

Determining a MUSICALLY OR LYRICALLY contribution is less simple. A "lyrical" contribution obviously constitutes the words written as part of a musical composition. What constitutes a "musical" contribution, however, is often the source of great confusion. Neil Gillis, Vice President of A & R And Advertising At Warner/Chappell Music, says that a musical contribution includes the melody, as well as any pre-existing riff or groove that becomes an integral hook to the song. Take the drum part to the song "Wipe Out," for example, or the bass riff to the song "Come Together." Would these songs be the same if either part was excluded? The answer is no! Nevertheless, Neil Gillis warns that he would never walk out of a writing session without first being clear among all the writers what percentage of each composition he owned. A simple agreement will suffice. It's not even a bad idea to record writing sessions on a small recorder, and to keep copies of original lyric sheets in case a dispute between writers ever materializes. Unfortunately, disputes between writers are not uncommon.

Exceptions To Copyright Law Per Written Agreement

Keeping in mind what copyright law says, if the percentage split in a composition is intended to in any way to be something other than equal, there should be a written agreement setting forth what that split really is. For instance, if the other members of your band agree that the bass player's contribution in a song should only entitle him to a ten percent share, this must be put in writing!

You may be wondering whether any musician would carelessly agree to a smaller percentage share than he or she actually deserves. It's been known to happen! In fact, I've known several musicians who, throughout the course of performing with one extremely successful rock singer (who must remain anonymous), signed away 100 percent of their song shares in return for a small sum of money. Not realizing the potential value of their shares over the long term, the guys felt that it was what they needed to do at the time to keep their positions in the band. Needless to say, they're all kicking themselves now. This is one case where you want foresight, not hind sight, to be 20/20.

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Bobby Borg is the author of "The Musician's Handbook: A Practical Guide To Understanding The Music Business," which is scheduled for release in Spring 2003 by Billboard Books. Available on-line at Amazon.com

For more information: http://www.bobbyborg.com
Mail to:bborg@earthlink.net
Bobby Borg, PO Box 18564, Beverly Hills, CA 90209
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