Spotify's artist-in-residence DA Wallach spoke this week with Mike King of BerkleeMusic to explain how artists are getting paid from the burgeoning music service.
- A government report in South Africa claims that only 14% of the country's mobile services have licenses for the music they offer. The commission tasked with investigating these purported breaches recommends that royalty collection societies get their lawyers ready.
- Journey frontman Steve Perry don't stop believing in his publishing rights. The '80s hit-writer signed an exclusive publishing admin deal for the world (ex-US) with Universal Music Publishing Group.
- Legendary songwriter and ASCAP member Hal David has died at 91. David was famed for hits written with Burt Bacharach for Dionne Warwick and classics like What's New, Pussycat?
- Disney Music Group has announced Mio Vukovic as Head of Creative. Vukovic - previously A&R for Hollywood Records (Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus) - will oversee the creative direction of Disney's recorded music and publishing businesses.
- London-based Cutting Edge Group is renewing its deal with movie production company Exclusive Media. The agreement sees Cutting Edge acquire music publishing rights and provide music service for Exclusive's films.
- Christian songwriter James Tealy has re-upped his publishing agreement with Centricity Music Publishing.
Courtesy of Songtrust - One-stop royalty collection for songwriters, bands and producers.