Could ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees Be About To End? Justice Dept. Antitrust Head To Speak At Publisher Conference

Makan Delrahim, head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, will be a keynote speaker at the  National Music Publishers Association meeting. Delrahim recently revealed that hundreds of DOJ consent decrees. Continue reading

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The Songwriter & Music Publisher Relationship Examined [PART 2]

In a follow up to part one of this series, Justin M. Jacobson outlines some of the standard clauses that one might typically see contained in a music publishing company's. Continue reading

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New Report Says Spotify Used “Pirated” MP3 Files To Launch Service and Why It Matters [DAVID LOWERY]

There has long been suspicion among some the music industry that piracy lies deep in the roots of Spotify since the streaming platform's inception. This theory which, has been lent. Continue reading

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Spotify Threatened Researchers Of Upcoming Tell-All Book Not To Reveal Its ‘Pirate’ Past

An upcoming book, "Spotify Teardown – Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music," aims to tell the company's history including some secrets' that the globe's biggest music streamer would apparently rather. Continue reading

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How To Make A Good Show A Great One

Once you've been playing shows for awhile and have begun to see some real success and interest form your audience, it's time to consider stepping it up and moving to. Continue reading

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WED. BRIEF: Apple Earnings Report • More Fyre Fest Fallout • YouTube Redesign • More

WEDNESDAY 5.3.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  Apple is back to profitable, but no longer bulletproof.  It's worth watching how that affects Apple's investments in music. Then again,. Continue reading

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A2IM Announces Indie Week 2017 Speakers: Pandora’s Westergren, SoundExchange’s Huppe, Merlin’s Caldas & More

A2IM has announced the lineup of keynote speakers and panelists for Indie Week in NYC June 5 – 8. Kicking off the event will be Pandora CEO and Founder Tim Westergren.

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ASCAP, SACEM, PRS Form IBM-Backed Blockchain Music Initiative To Improve Royalty Tracking

2017 is the year that Blockchain will become more of a tool than a theory.  The technology, which allows seamless tracking of digital use has been called the savior of. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Is Distributing SiriusXm Settlement Funds For Pre-1972 Recordings

SoundExchange has began distributing proceeds to featured and non-featured performers of a SiriusXM legal settlement for use of sound recordings that were created prior to February 15, 1972.

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

In this week's slew of useful advice for the independent, do-it-yourself musician, we deliver handy tips on how to become a better musician, why small goals can best for maximum. Continue reading

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