SoundExchange Shows 74% Increase in Artist Payout From Q3 2013 to Q3 2014

UPDATED SoundExchange, the industry's self-proclaimed "people-powered radio" is putting up some impressive artist payout numbers in Q3 2014. Closing out the quarter at $267 million paid to artists, SoundExchange is boasting. Continue reading

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U.S. Music Publishing Worth $4.5 Billion Yearly, 50% Lost To Outdated Regulations says NMPA

U.S. music publishing earned $2.2 billion in total revenue in 2013 across all income sources. However, according to a new National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) survey, roughly $2.3 billion more. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Weekly Roundup: Pandora Abandons IRFA, Beats Music to Launch in January

Pandora has officially abandoned the Internet Radio Fairness Act – a piece of legislation that would have effectively reduced the royalty rates it pays to songwriters and publishers, as well. Continue reading

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Pandora Abandons Internet Radio Fairness Act, Turns To Copyright Royalty Board

Yesterday Billboard reported that Pandora is abandoning its efforts to reduce rates via the Internet Radio Fairness Act confirming earlier reports at Forbes. Pandora is now expected to focus efforts. Continue reading

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