Apple Music Is Only Major Streamer Not Trying To Cut Songwriter Royalties

Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon are appealing the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would increase streaming payouts to songwriters by 44%. Notably absent from the list of music tech. Continue reading

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Court Rules Against SoundExchange In CRB Rate Dispute

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Copyright Royalty Board rate determination for non-interactive web streams for the period of 2016-2020.

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Big Win For Songwriters: Mechanical Royalties Rise 44%, Copyright Royalty Board Rules

[UPDATE 2] In a major win for songwriters and music publishers, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has approved major graduated increases in mechanical rates for 2018-2022 totalling 43.8%. It. 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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