2018 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Sarah Page


“From the moment your intellectual properties are seen on the internet as content and are viewed, streamed or downloaded you are earning money. Collect it. It is yours”  ~Camille Barbone

Artists/musicians need solutions right now in these stressful times. And despite what you think, music and art are doing very well, you just have to let go of the old and accept the change quickly. 

Music and Art are flourishing as the Internet becomes the primary way for audiences to access entertainment and leisure activities. Every time Art, musical tracks, performance videos or other types of intellectual property is uploaded onto a website the owner is providing content to numerous websites. Content earns money for the website and for content owners but in order to collect royalties, certain steps and procedures must be taken.  To date, over $2.5 BILLON in what is known as Black Box Royalties are unclaimed because the owner or rights holder cannot be identified or found.  Knowledge is power and there are audio fingerprinting steps you must take to establish ownership and get paid for your work.  You can claim your share of Black Box royalties.  Ms. Barbone's master class will walk you through the process in a simple, accurate and comprehensive manner.  

Here is what you will learn:

  • How to copyright your music
  • How to collect payments from Digital Service Providers such as Spotify, iTunes and YouTube through the process of audio fingerprinting.  
  • The various types of royalties that you are entitled to.
  • The different organizations that collect royalties for you.
  • The codes that must be embedded in your intellectual properties and how to use the.
  • The laws governing Black Box Royalties and royalty collection in general.
  • How to monetize your music and art.

Did you know…. 

  • Over 40,000 musical works are uploaded onto the Internet daily 
  • Digital Service Providers (DSPs) have digitally filed over 46 million instances of unidentified or unfound rights holders claims with the US Copyright Office
  • Music Publishing revenue is up by $1 Billion.

Master Class presenter Camille Barbone has held executive positions at Columbia and UMG where she coordinated the activities of 28 different departments integral to operations and the release of a huge roster of super-stars such as Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and more. She has produced and promoted major concerts such as the Gospel segment of Woodstock 94, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the American Express Songmasters Series in New York City, Oz fest and more. She held senior level management positions for Aezra/EMI Records, Winedark-Sony Records and EMI/Stadium Entertainment Holdings working with artists such as Sevendust, Kanye West, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and more.  Camille has consulted to individuals from and major companies such as o Sony, American Express,  Warner Chappel Publishing, Universal, Warner, Peer Southern, SESAC, and Universal.

She has created, organized and produced special events and promotions for companies such as Dunkin Donuts, Jaguar Motor Cars, The Negro League Baseball Museum, BASF and more. Camille holds a degree in Psychology and an MBA in Marketing.  Her degrees coupled with extensive business experience form the foundation of a transactional coaching and consulting model. Camille has taught at Baruch College/CUNY where she launched its Entertainment Marketing Department and Internship Program. She also taught at The Institute of Audio Research (IAR) in New York City and Full Sail.  She has created curriculum and testing parameters for Boundless Learning, an online college level textbook publisher based in Boston, MA

Ms. Barbone is now living in Florida and is very passionate about helping the talent of downtown St. Petersburg  and turning this area into a music center for national artists and talent. 

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