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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Reaction To Copyright Royalty Board Decision From Pandora, Sound Exchange, Future Of Music Coalition

Reaction to yesterday's Copyright Royalty Board decision determining non-interactive streaming music rates have been strong and hint at action ahead by both asides.  Three major stakeholders weigh in:

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Copyright Royalty Board, Pandora Rate Ruling Reveals Cracks In Streaming Economics [Mark Mulligan]

Yesterday's Copyright Royalty Board ruling, while raising key rates, is generally be seen as a win for Pandora and other non-interactive music services. But it also serves as a reminder. Continue reading

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Copyright Royalty Board Raises Pandora, Non-Interactive Music Streaming Rates By 20%

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board today  raised the rates that commercial non-interactive webcasters like Pandora effective January 1st, 2016.  But the news could have been much. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Payments To Artists, Labels Fall 24% To $204 Million

Just hours before today's important rate ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board, SoundExchange released figures showing $204 million in payments in the 3d Quarter.

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Pandora’s Rdio Purchase. What’s An Artist To Do? Part 2: Breaking Down The Numbers

Looking to gain some additional insight on Pandora's plans for the future of Rdio, George Howard recently spoke with John Stimson, the founding director of SoundExchange, about interactive vs. non-interactive streaming services. Continue reading

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2nd Class Status For Indie Music Avoided As Pandora, Webcasters Told To Pay Same Rates As Majors, A2IM Responds

[UPDATED] A recent question from the Copyright Royalty Board the the U.S.  Register Of Copyrights sent shock waves through the independent music community.  Could webacasters pay major and indie labels. Continue reading

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Sony/ATV Says New Pandora Deal Will Significantly Increase Royalties [FULL TEXT OF LETTER TO SONGWRITERS]

In a letter to Sony/ATV clients, the music publishing giant said that a landmark direct deal signed with internet radio giant Pandora will lead to ""a significant increase in royalties" for. Continue reading

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Pandora Stock Falls 36% Friday As Investors Lose Faith

UPDATED: Pandora's stock [NYSE: P] fell 36% on Friday closing down $6.94 at $13.35 , as investors reacted to new losses, increasing costs, slow listener growth and growing competition at. Continue reading

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