The Week In Music Publishing 9.7.12: Spotify, South Africa, Steve Perry, Hal David, Mio Vukovic & More

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. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing 8.31.12

The Piano Man is signing a sweet tune with the announcement of worldwide publishing agreement between Billy Joel and Universal (UMPG) / Rondor. The new deal will focus on licensing Joel's. Continue reading

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Bertelsmann’s Reorganization Fuels IPO Rumors

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, which owns Freemantle Media, producer of "American Idol" and "The X Factor", as well as several major music publishing catalogs, has completed a corporate reorganization and. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Pays $204.4 Million In Digital Royalties Since Beginning Of 2012

SoundExchange announced today that is it has distributed $204.4 million in digital royalty payments to artists and labels in the first two quarters of 2012. In its second quarter alone,. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing 8.17.12

Late Beastie Boy member Adam 'MCA' Yauch has forbid the use of his music and 'artistic property' in advertising. However, there are questions about the validity of such a provision. Republican Presidential candidate. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Releases List Of Unclaimed Digital Performance Royalties

SoundExchange continues its mission of rewarding musicians with their unclaimed digital performance royalties by today releasing a list of 50,000+ artist and label names owed tens of millions of dollars. Continue reading

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SoundExchange And BandPage Partner To Help Claim $2 Million In Unpaid Royalties

BandPage and SoundExchange have teamed up to distribute $2 million of unclaimed digital performance royalties to a number of music artists and labels. These royalties are being sent out to BandPage. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing 7.27.12

Paul McCartney – and his holding company MPL Communications – is walking away from EMI Music Publishing. This week, Sir McCartney announced that Kobalt will henceforth handle administration and licensing. Continue reading

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PRS For Music Responds To Bobby Valentino’s Allegations Of Improper Accounting

UK musican Bobby Valentino has gone public with allegations that UK collection society PRS for Music, is providing incorrect accounting of collected funds.  Use of their figures may have also. Continue reading

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Violinist Bobby Valentino Alleges Shady Accounting By The UK’s PRS For Music

[Updated] One of the strongest arguments against such binaries as the Music Industry (including artists) vs. Tech Companies is the long history of music companies ripping off musicians through lack. Continue reading

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