How to legally use samples in your music

The specifics on how and where you can use samples you’ve found online can be murky. Make sure you’re clued up on how to use copyright samples in your commercial music before publishing. Make sure…

Can I distribute music without copyright registration?

It’s easy to get lost in copyright if you don’t have a clear understanding of how it works. Copyright is what legally protects your work from being stolen. So how do I copyright my work…

Youka creates karaoke videos from any YouTube music video

Using AI, ‘YouTube to Karaoke’ site would isolate the instrumental track of any YouTube music video and sync the lyrics with the muted vocal line. Unfortunately, this has since caught the attention of copyright holders…

Glossary of music industry words, terms and what they mean

Don’t get lost in the music industry chat. All the lingo you’ll need to get clued up on all things distribution, streaming, revenue, etc. C/P Line – The C Line and P Line are indicators…

Sampling culture: How has it evolved and how much of modern music uses samples?

Sampling has developed as an art-form in itself and laces genres and artists through evolving patchworks of music; but when the paintbrush is sodden in legal and ethical questions how does it prevail and where…

UK scraps the EU’s controversial ‘meme ban’ Article 13

Videos, memes, and more are safe online in the UK after they announce they will be scrapping the much scrutinised law. As Brexit approaches, the UK have decided to scrap a controversial law from the…

The CASE Act could revolutionise the power small creators have over their work – Here’s how

How can we protect ourselves in a transforming industry, as art is becoming more and more independent? The CASE Act is part of a new and changing world for small and independent creators. A new…

Ed Sheeran accused of stealing other’s music in Shape of You

Ed Sheeran’s hit song is currently making him no money after the artist has been accused of being ‘in the habit of appropriating’ other music. The 28 year old singer-songwriter is currently one of the…

What do the P Line and C Line mean in music copyright?

If you’ve uploaded your music online then you’ve probably come across the P Line and C Line. It’s vital to understand what they mean when releasing your own music. The P Line The P Line,…

How to find album artwork and know its copyrights

Before you get your music online it needs great artwork to accompany it and you’ll need to make sure the images you use are all okay to upload. Choosing the right image to go with…