Everything you need to know about legally posting cover songs on YouTube

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“So let’s say you’ve recorded an awesome new cover version of an existing song, and now it’s time to post the video to YouTube. What do you need to do in order to NOT get your pants sued off?”

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IDC: Your Music Deserves It.

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You might be wondering how IDC can help you and your music reach new levels of success. With personalized plans and customized strategies, IDC can give you what your music deserves. Read below to learn about our various services and how we can help you.

Independent Distribution Collective is a marketing and distribution company based in San Francisco that offers customized marketing campaigns, physical and digital distribution, music licensing, and other artist or brand development services. For the past 13 years, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC) has been a powerhouse in the world of independent distribution and marketing.

IDC provides a unique and valuable service that executes a customized, full-scale Marketing Campaign for a project combining Physical and Digital Distribution with a team of PR, Social Media, and other industry marketing professionals. With an IDC Promo campaign, IDC secures international distribution while a committed marketing team works together to grow the worldwide fan base and exposure.

IDC now offers a smaller scale version of this marketing campaign called IDC Promo Base Level, a new service that is designed to create an affordable, customized marketing campaign to increase awareness and demand for Single or EP-length releases. IDC Promo Base Level builds a simple but effective marketing campaign, including the creation and distribution of an industry standard press release, a limited social media marketing strategy, and inclusion in IDC’s digital and physical distribution catalogs.

Another new service offered is IDC Consultation, a comprehensive program designed to help you take control of your career while developing a wide-ranging knowledge of the music industry. The service includes three one-hour scheduled meetings. Tangible assets will be provided, which may include marketing plans and strategies, development of an industry standard press release, and various important forms and documents related to career planning and business structures. As the IDC Consultation program begins, clients fill out a simple questionnaire asking about all aspects of their career, including attainable goals and plans for the future. Once completed, IDC will better understand the client’s current career path and how to best guide them towards setting and achieving these goals.

For more information, please feel free to visit IDC’s website at http://www.independentdistro.com or call (415) 292-7007, M-F 9 am to 5 pm, or via email newmusic(at)independentdistro(dot)com.

Independent Distribution Collective Launches Music Licensing Division With New Tools For Music Supervisors

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San Francisco, CA – January 21, 2016 – Independent Distribution Collective is proud to announce the relaunch of the company’s music licensing division, complete with a new platform that presents our catalog and a streamlined music licensing service to music supervisors, agencies, and more. IDC has partnered with the digital strategy agency ConnectiveMKT to provide this new online portal for music supervisors and creatives at IDCMusicLicensing.com.

Delivering pre-cleared music from the best independent and established artists, IDC Music Licensing provides an easy process from start to finish. Music supervisors and other creatives in need of music can work with IDC genre experts to receive customized selections that fit their project or needs, enabling instant and hassle-free review of music in the catalog via web or mobile device.

The IDC Music Licensing catalog features a diverse collection of music that can be legally licensed in minutes, providing supervisors and creatives with major label quality music without the major label paperwork. IDC genre experts provide tailored music selections for Television and Film, Video Games, Advertising – really anything.

“From a creative perspective, nothing affects a project quite like music. Be it in the foreground or background, music makes the moment,” says Brendan Blandy, Director of Music Licensing. “Our entire team is thrilled to be able to connect great artists with creatives looking for high-quality, easy to license music.”

The IDC Music Licensing catalog has been cultivated over the last 10 years and represents the best in independent music across genres. From Pop to Reggae to Jazz and everything in between, IDC provides easy to license music from some of the biggest artists in the game like Narada Michael Walden, Morgan Heritage, Sizzla, Bill Ortiz (from Santana), E-40, Too Short, DJ Touré from Hieroglyphics, and many more. Music from the IDC Licensing catalog has been featured in projects from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts, Oprah, Fuel TV, NBC Universal’s Oxygen Network, E! Entertainment, MTV, FOX Sports, and USA Network. Music supervisors and creatives looking for music can learn more at IDCMusicLicensing.com. Artists interested in IDC services can learn more at independentdistro.com.

IDC’s Founder and President Steffen Franz says, “There are so many opportunities for independents artists and record labels to make a living in the music industry today. It is more important than ever to cultivate multiple revenue streams for your music, and with more creative content being produced than ever before, Sync fees and residual royalties are an increasingly vital component of an independent’s career. IDC is committed to helping current and future artists find new ways to make their careers sustainable, and music licensing is an obvious focus.”

About Independent Distribution Collective:
Independent Distribution Collective is a music distribution and marketing company based in San Francisco that offers label services including physical and digital distribution, marketing and promotion, artist development services, and music licensing. In business for over eleven years, IDC has made a name for itself by helping independents to play on the same field as major label artists, without having to adhere to major label budgets. They provide a framework to help indie artists gain a foothold in an industry that increasingly rewards the efforts of those who are willing to build and maintain their own careers, whether they are already successful or still developing.

About ConnectiveMKT:
ConnectiveMKT is a digital strategy consultancy for artists and technology brands. ConnectiveMKT provides web, digital communications and creative services to Fortune 5 brands, start-ups and creatives. ConnectiveMKT is also the agency of record for the Streets Connect Urban Media Network, including:


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