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Music Industry Essentials
Music Industry Essentials
The Best Practices in Music Promotion
Promoting artists—thanks to the ever-changing demands of the industry—isn’t always straightforward, and getting wrong can destroy an artist's career.
Dec 4, 2023
Understanding Music Piracy and its Impact on the Industry
Time for a quick recap; music piracy has always been around, but now that we are launching several actions to fight it, maybe a refresher could be good!
Nov 6, 2023
Responsible Creativity: How Music Professionals Can Encourage Artist Empowerment
From the moment you start working in the music industry, artists should be on your mind. Reprtoir supports creation by taking all admin tasks out of the way!
Sep 25, 2023
Meet Reprtoir at the Future Music Forum in Barcelona!
Good news! You'll get to see us in person at the Future Music Forum this year! Let's meet in Barcelona at the event and catch us on stage during our panel!
Sep 18, 2023
The Importance of Networking in Music
At its core, networking is the art of building relationships and fostering a sense of community among industry insiders. And what better time to get into it?
Aug 28, 2023
The Power of Immersive Audio: Unleashing a New Dimension in Audio Experience
A clear trend is developing in immersive audio; this is the time of re-recording, spatialization and even rethinking catalog management. Luckily, we can help!
Jul 31, 2023
What is the IFPI?
Who is behind the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry? What is their role and why does it concern music professionals? Let's dive in together!
Jul 17, 2023
The shifts in discoverability and fandom
At an era when fame comes and goes faster than ever, how can we even describe fandom? Discoverability has impacted the relations to fans in a meaningful way
Jul 3, 2023
What Should You Know About Copyright Infringement?
It's always good to go back to basics; so it's time to revisit some of the biggest copyright infringement cases to fully grasp the matter. Let's dive in!
Jun 19, 2023
Everything You Should Know About YouTube ContentID
YouTube Content ID is one tool that all video creators need to understand. By scanning user uploads & identifying matches, Content ID helps track your rights
Jun 19, 2023
What is Fingerprinting?
If you've been looking into tech in the music field, you have stumbled on fingerprinting. So what is it and how can you implement it in your worklfow?
Jun 12, 2023
Where Are We On Fake Streams?
We've been noticing a lot of noise about fake streams and their impact on streaming business model. But what's the actual part on the platforms?
Jun 5, 2023
What is Cross-Collateralization in Music?
Let's dive into the contractual terms, that may be a challenge to fully apprehend. What does cross-collateralization imply for a label and their artists?
May 8, 2023
How Do We Manage Artwork?
It may feel like cover artwork has less importance than before in music, but make no mistake, it still has an impact. And it comes with its licenses to manage.
May 1, 2023
Owning Your Master Recording: All You Need to Know
Masters in the music industry reference the original sound recording, but regarding the business aspects, what does it imply? Who owns them? How should we manag
Apr 17, 2023
What Is Auto-Tagging in Music?
What's behind autotagging? From the necessity to take care of your metadata to the best practices, Reprtoir helps you understand an important process!
Apr 10, 2023
Music Meets Film & TV
What has music to do with the Film and TV industries? Well they're inevitably connected, and for music professionals, it means that sync operations are capital
Feb 20, 2023
Music Meets Advertising
Music as a tool or the endgame of advertising: new trends, new models, new opportunities. From sync to marketing use cases, let's dive into the possibilities!
Jan 30, 2023
Music meets FinTech
There's no hiding the fact that music has been taken over by a financial craze over the last year. Finance and more specifically Fintech have become interested
Jan 2, 2023
Music meets Tech
Novelty doesn't reside only in music creation, the whole industry is facing new trends. Tech has become a core part of our ecosystem, now we're mixing it up!
Dec 19, 2022
Music Meets Gaming
Music industry spreads its action across several fields. Reprtoir explores the opportunities among various industries for you; let's dive into the connections
Oct 24, 2022
High Resolution For Music Industry
Hi-Res audio is one of the main aspects for streaming platforms' strategies. What does it imply for music industry workers? Hint: we'll talk about metadata!
Sep 12, 2022
The Stakes of Merchandising
Merchandising is always a good way to drive revenue for artists and their teams, from selling at live events to selling online, what are the strategies to adopt
Aug 29, 2022
What is DAO?
Let’s dive into the belly of the beast and talk about DAO, or Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, and see how these collectives could be interesting for you
Aug 15, 2022
What is the Attention Economy?
We've heard a lot about the attention recession; we're getting out more than in the last two years, platforms are losing subscribers... What happens next?
Aug 8, 2022
Exploring Public Domain and the Music Industry
What does it mean when a track or any kind of asset is public domain? What's the meaning for the music industry? Let us tell you all about the implications
Jul 18, 2022
Aggregators in music
Who are the aggregators in the music industry? Why are they such a big use nowadays and most of all, who is Reprtoir working with among them?
Jul 4, 2022
360 Deals in Music Industry: What are They?
It doesn't hurt to get back to basics from time to time: let's talk about 360 deals in the music industry and their place in our field today.
Jun 27, 2022
How Does the Metaverse Benefit the Music Industry?
We had to get into it at some point: the main companies of the music industry are setting their attention onto the Metaverse and immersive experiences.
Jun 20, 2022
What Are Fake Streams?
We've been hearing about them here and there, but what are fake streams? How are they impacting the music industry today and what exactly are we talking about?
Jun 6, 2022
What Is DRM?
DRM, or digital rights management, is usually something users try to bypass online. But what hides behind that term for professionals? Let's find out
May 2, 2022
Intellectual Property in the Music Industry
Intellectual property is at the very basis of the music industry, so it's always good to freshen up on how it's enforced in our field as music professionals.
Apr 27, 2022
What Does Hi-Res Mean for the Music Business?
Is Hi-Res audio streaming the main differentiating point for platforms? Let us tell you a bit more about lossless sound for music streaming and its importance.
Apr 11, 2022
What are the challenges of A&R?
The job of A&R in record labels has quickly evolved within the last few years. Without any surprises, it all comes down to one major asset: data & traceability
Apr 4, 2022
Discoverability in Music: Where Do We Stand in 2022?
Understanding how recommendation algorithms work, how to use tools to maximize your efforts isn’t only useful, it's vital when you're working on discoverability
Mar 14, 2022
Music Industry Codes: ISRC and ISWC
Whether you've heard about them or are using these metadata standards already, discover how Reprtoir can help you manage them easily and in no time!
Mar 7, 2022
What You Need to Know About Investing in Catalogs
Music catalogs have been at the center of attention during the pandemic. So let's see exactly what it is all coming down to: what are catalogs bringing out?
Feb 14, 2022
The future of music publishing
During the pandemic, music publishing has proven to be resilient, but most importantly, it became a stream of revenue that you can't afford to miss.
Nov 8, 2021
Marketing: not a bad word for music businesses
Marketing can cover such a wide ground, and yet, it's often linked to artists. But as music professionals, your take on marketing is important as well.
Oct 25, 2021
Monetization in music: where are we at?
Monetization in music has been on everyone's mind since digital streams of revenue have been the main resource for artists and their teams. What is it about?
Oct 18, 2021
What is the Creator Economy?
What is the Creator Economy? And most importantly, how is it influencing the bond with an artist's audience, the conception of creation and your work?
Oct 11, 2021
Rights Holders: who are they?
Working in the music industry, we all know that music rights management can be rough. But let's talk about the ones who are receiving it: rights holders.
Oct 4, 2021
Pitching Playlists for Sync Licensing Deals
Make the best out of Playlists for business for your sync deals and sales pitches: get private playlists with real time analytics and improve your workflow!
Sep 27, 2021
Music is a Data Business (and always has been)
Data has become a major part of any business decision, and music is not exception. Why should record labels and music publishers study their data too?
Sep 13, 2021
Music business needs interoperability
The music industry has a lot of moving parts, which is why interoperability becomes key, especially when we are talking about music metadata standards.
Sep 6, 2021
The Numbers Don’t Lie: What is music data?
What are we talking about when it comes to music data? For music professionals, data brings a clear understanding of their business, see how we can help!
Aug 30, 2021
What are the best practices to release music?
What are the best practices for your tracks releases? Reprtoir built a software suite to help you through the whole process, and we're happy to give you tips!
Aug 23, 2021
How to manage video royalties?
Music video royalties have been one of the most important content over lthe last year, but do you know how to manage them properly? We might have a solution!
Aug 16, 2021
How is sync working?
We've heard about synchronization being one of the key turns for artists in the music industry, but are you up to date of what music sync licensing is?
Aug 9, 2021
What is a music publisher's role?
What is a music publisher? Who are the main publishers companies? Know everything there is is to understand in music publishing on Reprtoir's blog!
Aug 2, 2021
What does a record label do?
What do record labels do? How does a record label work? We're answering your questions on Reprtoir's blog, since we've a record label software with our users!
Jul 26, 2021
What is DDEX?
Is DDEX metadata something you should take a look at? The DDEX format for music is a standards setting organization to make the exchange of data easy.
Jul 19, 2021
What is CWR?
What is common works registration? Discover what is behind CWR for music publishing administration and how it could impact your music business.
Jul 12, 2021
Why are we working on Music Data Standards?
Music data standard definition is an old tune playing at the ear of music professionals. Why do we need them to fix music tags and why it might be decisive?
Jul 5, 2021
Why is Metadata so Important in Music?
You've heard it everywhere: music metadata management is key in the music industry today. Building a metadata editor, we have a few insights to share.
Jun 28, 2021
How does music copyright work?
Unmissable when working in the music industry: copyright. Then how to find your path in music copyright laws? Let us help you understand everything!
Jun 15, 2021
What is the difference between Performance Rights & Mechanical Royalties?
We've been defining several Essentials from Music Industry, so what are the differences between them? What can we say about Performance and Mechanical rights?
May 31, 2021
Are You Getting All the Performance Royalties You’re Owed?
Performance royalties are the payment that represents the right to broadcast a musical work, but how does that work? We went back to basics for you!
May 24, 2021
What are Mechanical Rights?
Mechanical rights and royalties are some of the most misunderstood royalty streams that exist in music. Let us guide you through it!
May 17, 2021
What are Publishing Royalties?
If you're involved with the music industry, you'll need to understand publishing royalties. Discover our new article of the series Music Industry Essentials!
May 11, 2021
What are neighboring rights?
Neighboring rights can be a tricky topic if you’re a newcomer in the music industry. We're going back to basics on neighboring rights management for you!
May 5, 2021
What are Collective Management Organizations?
Reprtoir's series on Music Industry's Essentials is focusing on Collective Management Organizations and their implications in music rights management.
Apr 28, 2021
Music Royalties breakdown for professionals
Music royalties are the basis of digital streams of revenue for music artists and their teams, and yet, they can be tough to fully understand.
Apr 6, 2021
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