YouTube is about to change its terms of service, and musicians will NOT be happy

If you operate a YouTube channel, you likely received an email notifying you of impending changes to the platform’s terms of service – changes which are likely to leave artists. Continue reading

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AFM & SAG-AFTRA IP Rights Distribution Fund paid $7M to non-featured performers last year

Up $10m from the previous year, the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund has handed out a record-breaking $70m to non-featured performers, including many instrumentalists and vocalists who. Continue reading

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Results, Recommendations From The Artist Rights Watch MLC Awareness Survey

During January, Artist Rights Watch fielded a survey to songwriters, hoping to gauge their level of awareness surrounding the Music Licensing Collective. Here, we break down some of the results. Continue reading

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Sync Licensing: How Does It Work?

As part of Disc Makers’ ongoing series on rights and royalties, Tony van Veen here unpacks sync licenses, how they work, and how indie artists can get a piece of. Continue reading

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ARTISTS RIGHTS ALLIANCE: Tired Of Being Exploited, Artists Are Finally Doing Something About It

Musicians are taking their futures into their own hands, and thanks to the Artist Rights Alliance, they are finally doing it in a coordinated way. By Bobby Owsinki of Music. Continue reading

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