The attention recession is hitting Spotify too [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify is amoung those streamers taking a hit this year. Learn why and what it means in the longterm. by Mark Mulligan of Music Industry Blog. Spotify added two million. Continue reading

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New post pandemic hurdles for live concerts

Live shows and those that produce them are struggling more than the “Fans Return To Live” headlines would lead you to beleive, writes Fred Jacobs. By Fred Jacobs of Jacob’s. Continue reading

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Inflation crushes billions made in the music industry

A lot of money does not mean a lot of success in the music industry, exemplified disappointedly in this last year. A guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0.. Continue reading

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Songwriter inflation adjustments must become mandatory

Songwriters are often not fairly compensated as it is, but inflation is just adding fuel to the fire. Here are a few suggestions to help fix this problem. A guest. Continue reading

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All economic indicators are flashing red at the Copyright Royalty Board on frozen mechanicals

With inflation reaching record highs, songwriters should prepare for changes in royalty rates. A guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions. All of the economic indicators are telling. Continue reading

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Mechanical rate freeze has led to inflation-induced decline in creator income

From an artist’s standpoint, it would be best mechanical rates increased with inflation, but that is not happening here. Read more to learn how inflation is changing the way artists. Continue reading

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We need a Creative Survival Index for musicians

Christ Castle outlines a new mechanism for tracking economic fluctuations month to month as they apply to musicians. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech SolutionsI had such a. Continue reading

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Why the Copyright Royalty Board must index song rates to inflation #irespectmusic

Here, Chris Castle makes a case for why the Copyright Royalty Board should index song rates in the face of the looming specter of inflation Guest post by Chris Castle. Continue reading

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Why songwriters need to care about inflation protection for mechanical licenses

Here, we follow the money and dig into the history of how inflation has historically impacted artist royalties, and why they should be concerned about inflation protection for mechanical licenses. Continue reading

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Will the Copyright Royalty Board share the madness of pretending that songwriters don’t feel the effects of economic inflation?

Beginning in 2006, the CRB stopped including a CPI based rate increase for mechanical royalties, but as inflation continues to grow (albeit slowly) will the Copyright Royalty Board continue to. Continue reading

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