MGT103: Declare Your Independence As An Artist – Ryan Kairalla
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Ryan Kairalla is a lawyer, author, podcaster, and teacher, helping his clients in the music industry with a variety of entertainment and business matters – from recording and publishing agreements, to music licensing, live performances, copyright counseling, and more. He has represented chart-topping artists and up-and-coming musicians alike.

On this Music Growth Talks episode, Ryan talked about his “indie music lawyer” practice, including the Break the Business book and podcast, and shared a number of fascinating insights on surviving and thriving in the music industry today.

Among the topics we've covered: when to register copyrights for your songs, trusting (or not) major and indie record deals, how to open your own record label, new promising platforms for musicians like Patreon and Twitch (with a cool case study on Meri Amber), and predictions for 2018 (including one which may be particularly liked by cover artists among you).

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