Nielson Broadcasting is best known as the company that rates the popularity of television programs. In addition to T.V., the company is also diversified in several music entertainment properties, and is the owner of Billboard magazine, as well as SoundScan.
SoundScan is an online service that tracks the sale of music and video releases. Any music product that carries a barcode is eligible to be tracked by SoundScan, if the retailer elects to report their sales to SoundScan. Although this is no longer the case, Newbury Comics elected NOT to report their sales to SoundScan for years as they thought that their competitors could use the information and negatively affect their own sales. Almost all......
SOUNDSCANIS IMPORTANT HERE IS WHY.....
COPYRIGHT YOUR MUSIC OR LOSE IT.....
ASCAP & BMIREGISTER TO PREPARE FOR ROYALTIES
If you’ve ever read the liner notes of an album (especially back in olden times when CDs were still prevalent), you probably noticed either “(ASCAP)” or “(BMI)” next to each music publisher’s name. If you’ve ever wondered what those jumble of letters means, then this article is for you. What is the “right of performance”?
When you create a musical composition, copyright law grants you certain rights (see my “Copyright & The Music Industry” article for a broader discussion) and one of those rights is the right to perform your work publicly. Now, this right doesn’t only refer to when an artist performs a song live at a club. ....
When you submit a song for copyright you’re simply proving the date of submission of your work. The fine folks of the copyright office don’t sit around listening to every submission to see if they’ve heard it before. That would be an impossible task. When you write or record your song, technically, you’ve created it — and thus you own the copyright to it. By submitting a song to the copyright office, you’re protecting your music simply by acknowledging the date of its creation.
It’s also important to note that certain aspects of your song are not protected even if you’ve registered the copyright. These include:
"DeShawn Tatem is GeneralGold", the album is going to be a pace setter for artists that many will not be able to keep up with. However, fans of real music will love the creative acceleration.
The front man of Gutta Most Generals has not released a solo project since 2008's "Blood & Water" double album. He never stopped doing music but became very focused on community and activism.
Songs would be released here and there. Plenty of off the head freestyle videos allowed the fans to see he hasn't lost a step, rather gained better footing. Of course the latest, "Genesis" the Mixtape release with Change Wesson & DJ Evil Dee further proves his skill in the absence of an up to date solo project.
I have had the pleasure of being in the studio with General lately. The General is a talented show off. His vocal and piano playing skills far exceeds anything we have heard from him prior to this up and coming release. To say he has increased rhyming wise would be daring, I will dare to say HE HAS INCREASED.
The content of this album is what we would expect from General "REVOLUTIONARY", especially considering the times we are in. Coming 2017. I can't wait.