Monetizing Your Music – A two part webinar series

Presented in partnership with El Paso International Music Foundation and Austin Music Foundation


Did you miss the live webinars? View the recordings here:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 1 – Tuesday, June 28, 2022; 7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain

Publishing Administration and Getting Paid for Your Songs

In part one of this series, we will explore the music publishing landscape, ensuring that you learn where you need to affiliate to collect your earned royalties from the songs you write.

There will be additional discussions concerning some of the popular music publishing administration aggregators and the economics of streaming for songwriters.

Register for Part 1 here.

Part 2: Wednesday, July 13, 2022; 7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain

Digital Distribution and Making Money

In part two of this series, we will discuss the mechanics of distributing your music digitally while comparing and contrasting some of the main features of the popular music distribution aggregators.

Special attention will be paid to monetizing your sound recordings on social media, giving you a better understanding of the policies in place at the key social media platforms and how to collect your royalties.

Register for Part 2 here.

Meet the presenter:

Gwendolyn Seale, Attorney, Mike Tolleson and Associates

Gwendolyn Seale is a graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law and practices entertainment law at Mike Tolleson and Associates in Austin, Texas. Gwen’s practice consists of drafting and negotiating contracts related to music, film and sports entertainment, and assisting clients with copyright and trademark matters. In addition to her practice, Gwen authors articles on music/tech and social media law related issues and engages in advocacy efforts for songwriters and artists. Gwen regularly presents lectures on copyright and novel entertainment law issues for the State Bar of Texas, The University of Texas, the Austin Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association, and has spoken on panels for Midem and the Music Biz Conference.

This project is generously funded by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.