SoundExchange Q2 Payments Up 17.5%

Sound-exchange-logoSoundExchange distributed $208.7 million in sound recording performance royalties in Q2 2018. That's up both 17.5% over the same quarter last year and the $189.9 million paid out in the Q1 of this year. The PRO has paid out a total of $398.6 million so far in 2018. 

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Thought Streaming Royalties Were Bad? Radio Airplay Royalties Even Worse

1Almost since its inception, streaming has often been maligned in the industry for the pittance which it pays out to artists, and while this criticism is often merited, things are actually much worse in the world of old-school radio play.

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Radio Royalty Rate Decision Could Soon Affect Songwriters Incomes

1The latest chapter in an ever-raging battle between performance rights organizations and radio to set rates for music use on radio i has BMI and RMLC headed to Rate Court, for a decision that could change songwriter incomes.

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Want To Write Music For TV? 4 Tips For Producers

1Writing music for TV can be a great way to make steady money in the music industry, all the while exercising your creativity and getting your music heard. Here we look at four important things to know for starting out that will make the process smoother and more likely to be successful.

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10K Radio Stations File BMI Lawsuit To Pay Songwriters Less, PRO Responds

BMIThe Radio Music License Committee, which represents more than 10,000 commercial radio stations in the US, has filed a petition in the federal rate court to resolve its ongoing rate dispute with performing rights organization BMI over the amount paid to songwriters and publishers for the broadcast of music.

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How People Are Listening To New Music In 2018 [Infographic]

1As music PR companies and labels strive to get their artist’s music placed in popular places, it is becoming more and more clear that the industry has changed, with NME stopping their print edition the focus has changed on the digital landscape and how people consume media. But how has this changed for music and influenced the way people consume their music?

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Bankrupt iHeartMedia Owes Musicians Millions

Money on fireIncluded in the mountains of documents filed in preparation for last night's iHeartMedia bankruptcy were lists of unpaid bills. Alongside $20 billion in debts to bondholders were performing rights organizations, record labels, a music streamer, and others that return revenue to musicians.

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iHeartMedia Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

IheartmediaiHeartMedia has filed a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy plan that includes reduction of its $20.8 billion debt by $10 billion. The expected filing, which comes after months of haggling with creditors, falls short of earlier proposals that would have reduced overall debt by $15 billion, and does not include a cash infusion offered by Liberty Media and SiriusXM.

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NME and The Accelerating Decline Of Print Publications

nmeVenerable music industry magazine NME announced the end of its print edition last week, following in the fated footsteps of many similar publications.  It's demise was inevitable, says analyst Zach Fuller of MiDIA, in large part because the print advertising apocalypse is gathering speed.

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iHeartMedia Bankruptcy Talks Extend To Midnight Tonight

image from www.allaccess.com[TUESDAY 3.13.18 8AM ET] The bankruptcy and reorganization of iHeartMedia has been postponed for another 24 hours, according to an SEC filing overnight.  Creditors have agreed to a forbearance agreement granting the nation's largest radio broadcast group until 11:59PM  CT today to reach terms for a reorganization.

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