Content ID and Your Music Rights Explained

It’s now possible for your music to be available across hundreds of different platforms around the world thanks to digital distribution services. We are also seeing a big increase in the number of platforms that use “Content ID” systems to track the usage of music by their users such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. There … Read more

Music Production at Home: A Guide To Setting Up A Simple Home Recording Studio

We asked Luke Jackson a UK-based composer and producer creating synthwave music under the moniker of Brandon, to share with us a few home music production tips. As of the time of writing this blog, much of the world has been stuck indoors due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. However, there has arguably been no … Read more

How to Develop Your Social Media Presence as an Artist in 2020

Social Media

Social media has never been more popular with an estimated 2.96billion people using online sites to communicate at the turn of the new decade. As an artist, it is vital to capitalise on social media as it is a great way to grow and engage with your fanbase. So what are the best ways to … Read more

UK collecting societies explained. An Interview with Stuart Belsham of PRS for Music

PROs

Collecting societies, also known as PROs (Performing Rights Organisations), are extremely important for all songwriters careers. Such organisations help songwriters get paid for their music by collecting royalties every time their music is broadcast, played in public or performed live. Unfortunately, many artists don’t realise that if they don’t register with a PRO they are … Read more

What are Neighbouring Rights?

Royalties

You may have heard of the term Neighbouring Rights before but what exactly does it mean? As a songwriter, it is vital to be aware of all possible revenue streams to make the most out of your music. That’s why Neighbouring Rights are so important. Firstly, it’s important to be aware that there are two … Read more

Why is it important to professionally mix and master your tracks?

Mastering

Signing a record deal was once an artist’s best, if not only, hope of getting their music out to fans. Nowadays, it is much easier for independent musicians to deliver their music to major platforms thanks to distributors such as our sister company, Horus Music. Independent musicians are currently making more money from their music … Read more

Why Get a Music Publishing Deal?

Why Get a Music Publishing Deal?

Signing contracts in the music industry is often perceived as a frightening prospect, whether it be a record, publishing or management deal, to name a few. People often avoid the conversation through fear of being ripped off or losing the rights to their music. The best thing that you can do as an artist is … Read more

When are you ready for a manager?

When are you ready for a manager?

What does a manager do? A manager, not to be confused with an agent, is someone who deals with the day to day organisation of your career. A manager provides you with a clear direction for your career in the music industry and overall artist branding. An agent books your gigs.  In a time where … Read more

An Interview With… Tom James Parmiter

An Interview With... Tom James Parmiter

Tom James Parmiter joined the Anara Publishing roster in July 2018. Here we chat with him about his creative process and get his thoughts on the importance of music publishing.  1.) Tell us about how you started making music or what initially got you into music? I started, like a lot of teenagers do with … Read more