Go and get your copy of Darlene McCoys New Single “Not Guilty”
Darlene will be performing “Not Guilty” Live on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show Tomorrow at 9:40 Am Eastern Standard Time! You don’t wanna miss it!
Bouncing back after a succesful hit with “I Shall Live & Not Die”, Darlene McCoy prepares to release her next single titled “Not Guilty” which is already said to be a bona-fide crave. A modest, slow building ballot, this song was inspired and written for those who have been ashamed, accused, felt guilty of the little things and feel condemned for the choices they have made in life. ”My fate is in the judges hands..”says Darlene who speaks this song is for those who need to be reminded that in God’s eyes we are not Guilty. “Love paid the price for mercy, my verdict NOT GUILTY“.
The exceptional vocals on this record along with the hook Not Guilty is sure to bring a silence to your ears for remembrance of your grace and mercy that God will forever have on us. The record will be available Tuesday June 5, 2012 via I-Tunes, Amazon, E-Music and everywhere music is sold online! Request the song at your local radio station and support Darlene McCoy. Take a Listen HERE
Hey I wrote a hit song but never got paid, what happened? Has this ever happened to you? Probably not unless you are one of the 1.5 million songwriters and counting sitting back putting your best ideas and rhymes foot forward.
Record Execs who don’t write any songs but stack in millions on paper. We call them thieves in the music industry. So, just how do you protect yourself and earn the money you deserve?
First, register your songs with a Rights Organization such as ASCAP, BMI or SESAC. Make sure you have a writer’s account as well as a publisher’s account to protect your music. An investment of $35.00 will go a long way. You must have a publishing company to receive the big money. To register your publishing company ask your rights organization what the fee is. You can do so by registering the name as a Dba, LLC or Corp (e.g. Time Slot Publishing).
Second, if someone else helped you write the song, determine if there will be a 50/50 split down the middle or 50/40/10 depending on how many writers are involved. Know what your splits are and sign off on it with everyone in writing.
Third, make sure to copyright your songs. You can visit copyright.gov. You can register your songs online as an album or single for only $35.00.
Fourth, make sure you upload your songs to get encoded through Mediabase or BDS (Nielsen) so that whenever your song is played on the radio, satellite, etc, you can receive royalties for your song. If your song is registered with I-Tunes or amazon for example, you can also receive royalties from there as well. Make sure you are signed up with sound exchange to receive mechanical royalties which come to you and only you.
Fifth, work your song and make sure you have a plan on how to get it in rotation or pitch to an artist to perform your song. All steps above, makes way for great things to happen such as licensing your song out to tv shows, movies, films, etc. And have fun.
So, there’s no excuse to keep writing those great hits and have all of your business in order. (courtesy of Andrea Wilson, President)
Author and Motivational Speaker Keith Douglas now has his debut book available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. The book titled The Power to Get Wealth: No Money Required has already sold hundreds of books. People are very enthusiastic to hear how they can obtain wealth and keep it.
Keith Douglas will be making appearances on Atlanta TV Live, Coco Brother Live, Darlene McCoy Radio Show, Dorinda Clark- Cole Radio & Tv Show and Praise the Lord on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Visit www.KeithDouglas.org to read more on Keith Douglas and get recent updates.