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If i register with BMI, will that stay with me?

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by Jodyb, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Jodyb

    Jodyb Guest

    Alright, i'm a 17 year old juinor going to IU for recording arts in a year and half, then starting an indie lable/studio. i've got a small in house studio(mackie VLZ1402,kontroll49,mirage,tube mp, node nt1, beta 58, 58, 57, akg 125, alesis sr-16, waves diamond, acid pro 5, reason 3.0, Furity Loops, turntables)Been recording for almost a year now, decent studio time sales *$20 hr* just put out a very succesful mixtape of original music, and dont know where to go now.
    I've got 4 songs that i really like, and am thinking about sending demos to out to all those in the Indie Bible and whatnot, i dont know if i'm rushing this, only after around a year, i want them to hear this sound, but later i dont want to be handicaped by what i've sent in before.
    Also i know its very early but i would like to get on BMI and register the name i'm using for the company. If i register with BMI, will that stay with me or the "company"?
    I've got a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/2morrowProductions if your interested in what it sounds like), soundclick, and ....another one i dont use, what are some other good online places?

    Thank you for your time and consideration
     
  2. Nirvalica

    Nirvalica Guest

    garageband.com people review your music and you can climb the charts and get a record deal if you rock.
     
  3. Will BMI take you ?Dont you have to be generating income through there sources and if it doesnt will they deduct that later if a future recording does make money?
     
  4. dougosborne

    dougosborne Guest

    Of course, you can and should join BMI (or ASCAP).

    https://applications.bmi.com/affiliation/joinen.aspx

    Make sure you register your songs with the Library of Congress first:

    http://www.copyright.gov/register/performing.html

    These songs will then be registered to you, and you will have the opportunity to generate some income from BMI and to defend your exclusive right to copy your own songs.
     

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