Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon Join To Fight Higher Royalties For Songwriters

Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon are teaming to appeal the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would increase streaming payouts to songwriters by 44%. The four plan to file an. Continue reading

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NMPA Warns Spotify May ‘Declare War’ On Songwriters Over 44% Royalty Rate Increase

The NMPA and its member music publishers are reminding songwriters and other publishers that Spotify and other digital music streamers thus far "won’t say" if they plan to appeal the. Continue reading

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Copyright Royalty Board Ups Songwriter Royalties 44%, Coalition Bids To Oversea Mechanical Licensing

The US Copyright Royalty Board published the final rates and terms for mechanical royalties for songwriters to the Federal Register on Tuesday, making them official more than a year after. Continue reading

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5 Alternate Ways Of Making Money From Your Music

In an era where CD sales have been replaced with a paltry streaming royalties, artists looking to make a living off of their music career must find other, alternative methods. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week, music industry commentators weigh in on what they learned about crowdfunding, standing up for the value of music, and what record labels of the future might look like.

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Are Higher Royalty Payments Really Coming Soon From Sirius XM?

One of the main gripes from artists and publishers in the streaming era has been that regarding low royalty payouts, this could be about to change however, at least for. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Asks Copyright Royalty Board For Major Rate Increases

SoundExchange has submitted a new rate proposal for Sirius XM, Music Choice and Muzak to U.S. Copyright Royalty Judges that will cover October 2018 – 2022.

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Live365 Rises From The Deadpool, Small Webcasters Rejoice!

Small webcaster service Live365 will relaunch soon. Details are scarce, but we got this response to an inquiry: "The Live365 assets have been acquired – right now, we're working on finalizing. Continue reading

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Are Streaming Music Services Providing Useless Artist Data?

While many streaming services may talk up the fact that they provide artists with data and analytics regarding their listeners, closer inspection reveals that, in addition to not being all that useful, a. Continue reading

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Pandora Stock Up 15% After Higher Royalty Cost Ruling

UPDATED: Pandora stock rose 15.1%  on Thursday and Friday morning after a Copyright Royalty ruling raising rates about 15%.  Why are higher rates that will cost Pandora good news? Investors expected. Continue reading

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