WEBINAR: Royalty Accounting For Everyone! with Infinite CatalogThurs Oct. 20 | 2pm ET On Oct 20th we’ll be hosting a webinar called ‘Royalty Accounting for Everyone!’ with our friends from Music Biz, as part of their Fall 2022 ‘Common Ground’ Webinar Series. It’s free and you should definitely come! If you dread calculating royalties, or just feel… Continue reading Royalty Accounting for Everyone! with Infinite Catalog
🆕 Updates for August 17, 2022
🚀 “Transfer payee” transaction filter which allows you to filter by payees directly assigned to transfers (as opposed to the payee filter, which filters using payees on the calculated contract for a transaction) 🚀 Deployed the “No Transactions” label on data imports, imports with “No Transactions” will never be flagged as potential duplicates. 🚀 The WooCommerce… Continue reading 🆕 Updates for August 17, 2022
As you may already have heard, in April our team here at IC almost doubled as we welcomed three new team members in to the fold. Now the dust has settled a little, and we’ve celebrated hitting the 100th catalog milestone, we thought it was time to give them a proper introduction. So here goes: First,… Continue reading We’ve Hired!
It’s true – our small team is ready to grow, and if you’ve somehow found this blog post and are in need of gainful employment, have we got a new careers page for you. Hiring for three positions to be exact: 🤠 an entry level Catalog Sales & Services position anyone can apply for 🧑💻… Continue reading We’re Hiring
Royalty Sandbox: Simple Profit Share w/ Advance
Welcome to the very first edition of IC’s Royalty Sandbox, where we’ll be breaking down different royalty accounting scenarios and concepts, and giving you the tools + knowledge to tackle them yourselves. There’s no better place to start than this: the simplest, most common, and – in this royalty accountant’s personal opinion – most likely… Continue reading Royalty Sandbox: Simple Profit Share w/ Advance
Distributor splits tools: so close, yet so far
There are a lot of distributors out there – help us map them! – and some of them have the ability for users to divvy up royalties amongst collaborators. Around the IC office (discord), we call these “splits tools.” These tools can be super helpful! You can release a track or a whole record or… Continue reading Distributor splits tools: so close, yet so far
The 360 deal wasn’t wrong, it was oriented incorrectly
If you’re a creator, or work with creators, you might be familiar with something called the “360 deal.” These largely-maligned deals became a thing in the mid aughts, right as record royalties started taking a nosedive and everybody was scrambling to keep the money train rolling. They were supposedly pioneered by Paramore’s manager Jeff Hansen,… Continue reading The 360 deal wasn’t wrong, it was oriented incorrectly
True Royalty Stories: Rwanda’s Rev Share
Learned about a fascinating revenue share instance via ye olde 60 Minutes. Rwanda’s had a boom of eco-tourism lately, with an increasing number of people willing to pay $1500/person to hang out with the mountain gorillas native to their region. Hotels and services have popped up to round out the experience, with the total sector… Continue reading True Royalty Stories: Rwanda’s Rev Share
longevity, transparency and mobility
Cherie Hu’s recent Extended Play article “An overabundance of music NFT platforms — and scams” is well worth a read, diving deep on how some new startups in the space are engaging in increasingly shady behavior to try and stand out from the pack (or justify their VC cash). It ends with this sage bit… Continue reading longevity, transparency and mobility
IC Newsletter #1
Welcome to the inaugural IC newsletter!
We’ll be using this space to keep you updated on what’s new with everybody’s favorite/bane of their existence – royalty accounting – and the software + service making it easier, Infinite Catalog (that’s us).