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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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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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Lyric Financial’s CEO Eli Ball Will Be Speaking at Upcoming Panels in Atlanta and San Francisco

Don’t miss our CEO Eli Ball speaking at these upcoming panels in Atlanta and San Francisco: Panel details: A3C Conference Thursday. October 5, 2017 at 3.30 PM Alternative Financing: Know Your Options The Loudermilk Center (Room One) 40 Courtland St NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Producing and releasing an album takes creativity, time, talent… and money....
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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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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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