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Advance to Possibilities: First Advance Checklist

Ready to apply for your first royalty advance? Read this post. Below are tips to ensure you are completely prepared. Trust me, being prepared will make the process a breeze. First Advance Checklist Have your current earnings in front of you – There is no doubt that the first question any company will ask you is: “What...
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Lyric Financial Launches Film & Television Division

Lyric Financial Launches Film & Television Division   Leading entertainment financial services company, Lyric Financial, is excited to announce the launch of its film and television division. The goal is to give independent filmmakers, producers and financiers more immediate access to their participations, royalties, license fees, and other earnings from new and emerging media platforms...
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Advance to Possibilities: Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

Advance to Possibilities: Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes As we discussed in “Invest in the Best”, royalty advances can be a fantastic tool to further your career. Today, I will shed light on the nitty gritty of the mistakes artists make when they take an advance. The goal is to have their mistakes serve as...
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Advance to Possibilities: Invest in the Best

Advance to Possibilities: Invest in the Best Welcome to the first installment in “Advance to Possibilities.” As I mentioned last week the introduction to the series, the goal of the coming weeks is to answer all your questions regarding advances. So let’s get started! What Is an Advance? For our purposes, when we talk about...
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Valerie June Speaks (and Leads Her Successful Career) From the Heart 

Valerie June Speaks (and Leads Her Successful Career) From the Heart Memphis soul singer Valerie June is a true rising star. Bob Dylan noted her as an artist to watch and Brad Pitt recently stopped by one of her shows. But what’s even more interesting (to us, at least) about this genuine and inspiring artist is...
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The Truth About Recording & Publishing Deal Advances

*Written by Lyric Financial CEO, Eli Ball, this blog was originally posted via ASCAP’s blog here. Congratulations, you’ve gotten your music career to the point that someone is offering you real money. Why? Because they believe they are going to make a lot more money off you and your music than they are advancing you. Nothing wrong with...
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NjP on Songwriting and Building a Sustainable Career

NjP is a Los Angeles based songwriter, producer. NjP single-handedly produced and co-arranged the folk-pop band UKAE’s “Morning Story” EP, as well as co-produced and recorded Siânteuse’s cover of “House of The Rising Sun” for the documentary film Yorkville. She has also composed scores for a number of productions, including Judith’s Thompson’s award-winning play Lion...
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Being The Boss: Managing Your Manager

* Written by Lyric Financial CEO, Eli Ball, this post is was featured on the TuneCore blog here! As an artist your career is your business and you are the CEO. Before you begin protesting that you are an artist and you have a manager to deal with the business stuff, hear me out. The music...
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TUNECORE PARTNERS WITH LYRIC FINANCIAL TO LAUNCH NEW SERVICE THAT EMPOWERS INDEPENDENT ARTISTS

First-Of-Its-Kind Integrated Financial Tool Gives Members Ability to Easily Request Advances on Future Earnings New York, N.Y. – April 13, 2017 – TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider for independent musicians, today announced the launch of TuneCore Direct Advance. A unique collaboration with Lyric Financial, the leading financial services and technology company...
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