Royalties is the money you receive from streaming platforms or collection societies like UPRS and MCSK. Don’t be discouraged if the amounts are small at the start. Royalties generally are not for bills. Your bills should be covered by gigs/shows/concerts during your prime.
Royalties should be invested into a Unit Trust Fund. These Funds invest small amounts and returned with interest. The new amount with interest is then reinvested and returned with interest. Compounding is earning interest on interest and is a powerful way to grow value. With compounding, even small amounts can grow over time. So now let’s see how to make some money.
First and most important; If you’re serious about progress, hire a manager, a promoter, and monitor your music. The manager and promoter will move your music much faster than you can on your own. It’s very difficult to break into the top positions while working alone, and without data. Study the charts and see. Let’s dive into the tips.
Over 6,000 songs are being tracked for musicians, managers, and labels on SongBoost across 300+ radio and TV stations in East Africa. Based on airplay data collected by SongBoost, the stations below stand out in support of Ugandan music, ranked by total airplay.
Jazz and its variants are a tough sound to get on to radio airwaves. Based on SongBoost airplay data, below are a few brave stations that include a touch of Jazz in their programming. In case you’re a Jazz cat out there with a new release, we advise you share your new release press kits and music with these stations.
Recently the music industry reached a scary milestone; 100,000 new songs are uploaded to digital platforms every day. What does this mean for musicians across Africa and how should they respond?
SongBoost is an airplay tracking app for Africa. With these 7 key features, the SongBoost app helps musicians, managers, and labels efficiently track their music on over 300 radio and TV stations in 8 countries in Africa.
Once your new song is out, the work has just began. To give this song a good shot at success, these 5 actions should form your immediate to-do list.
Starting this August, SongBoost now publishes music chart data tailored toward music analysts, journalists, and program directors. The 2 initial charts now available on the https://songboost.app website are the Top 40 Songs and Now Trending.
Based on airplay data collected by SongBoost from over 250 radio and TV stations across 8 countries in Africa, these are the 6 Radio/TV hits that Azawi’s African Music album has delivered so far.
The SongBoost app, available on Android and iOS, makes it easy for you to track your radio airplay across Africa. Here are 3 reasons why you should install the app and start tracking your radio airplay today.
1. Monetization: Claim Royalties
Collection societies in different countries collect royalty fees from businesses that utilize music for commercial purposes e.g. radio stations, TV stations, hotels, venues, e.t.c. They then periodically distribute these royalties to musicians that have registered as their members. Radio airplay data gives you concrete evidence…