Songtrust Uncovers $2K For D.I.Y. Songwriter

No matter how diligent you are,  as a d.i.y. artist some things are going to fall through the cracks. Others seem nearly impossible. After all, it's only been a couple. Continue reading

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EU To Rule On EMI Sony Publishing Deal This Thursday

The European Commission is expected to rule this Thursday on Sony’s proposed $2.2 billion purchase of EMI Music Publishing.  It's far from certain that EU or US regulators will just. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing 4.6.12

American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry is facing legal action from bandmates in his former band Absent Element. The lawsuit alleges that all band members equally contributed to Absent Element's song, which. Continue reading

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How Would YOU Monetize Young Buck’s Soon To Be Liquidated Music?

Young Buck failed in his attempts to come up with a plan to repay his debts that at one point was said to include damages of $10 million to G-Unit. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing 4.6.12

Great news from the UK with the PRS for Music reporting a 3.2% rise in royalties to £630.8 million ($1 billion) in 2011. Royalties from online streaming services like Spotify and iTunes. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing 3.30.12

The Big Stories In an interview on Grand Rapids, MI radio station WGRD, Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney went on a rant about Napster-founder and Spotify-board member Sean Parker, calling. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing 3.22.12

EMI has sued Lil' Wayne's record label Cash Money over the royalty payments from the rapper's recently released Tha Carter III. This is the second time EMI has sued Cash Money –. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing: March 9, 2012

This Week's Top 5 Stories SESAC is hastening domestic/terrestrial radio performance royalty payments to monthly distributions – as opposed to the traditional quarterly model. The change will kick off in. Continue reading

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How Major Music Companies Are Getting Your Royalties: The Global Songwriter Shell Game

Guest post by Jeff Price, Founder & CEO of TuneCore. While the major music companies' revenue from music sales has gone down, they have a brand new increasing income stream:. Continue reading

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The Week In Music Publishing 3.2.12

(UPDATED) '80s band Toto has filed a suit in U.S. District Court against Sony Music for failing to pay the entitled 50% of net receipts from licensing the band's music to third. Continue reading

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