How Subscriptions Can Monetize Your Fanbase Through Recurring Revenue

Maintaining steady income as an artist can be difficult, so finding ways to bring in consistent revenue holds a lot of appeal for many musicians. Here we explore how to. Continue reading

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YouTube Has Changed Its Payment Threshold and It’s Bad News For New Musicians, Creators

YouTube has been working on ways to respond to a major ad boycott over ad placement alongside objectionable videos. One of the changes will be bad news for musicians and. Continue reading

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SoundCloud Updates Creator Platform, Pledges To Pay More Artists

On the day of its online Creators Forum on Facebook Live, SoundCloud has launched some major updates to its creators platform and begun to adding more creators to its revenue sharing program.

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Twitter Video Offering Creators Revenue Share

With high hopes of giving their static user base a boost, Twitter is doubling down on their video offerings, giving creators 70% of the ad revenue garnered of its videos, a. Continue reading

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How Engaged Are Facebook Users? [CHART]

More people are using Facebook than ever, and their using it more, as well. At the start of 2011, 55% of the people who used Facebook every month also used it. Continue reading

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NMPA And Spotify Declare Victory, But David Lowery Says Fight Has Just Begun For Indie Songwriter, Publishers

This week, the National Music Publishers Association and Spotify declared the settlement over unlicensed tracks a smashing success, with 96% of NMPA members signing on. But the fight for fair compensation from. Continue reading

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WED. BRIEFING: YouTube: $1B To Creators Last Year • Spotify Adds Artist Radio Shows • Google Play Expands Sharing To 6 • More

Wednesday 7.13.16 Music Business News From Around The Web  $1 billion per year from YouTube sounds like a lot until you break it down per stream. Updated continuously under our More. Continue reading

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YouTube Paid Subscription Music And Video Service To Launch In October [REPORT]

The music industry has been pushing Google to monetize YouTube beyond just advertising since shortly after its launch 10 years ago.  After more than a year of beta trails and. Continue reading

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5 Omissions From Berklee College/Rethink Music’s Report

Berklee College of Music/Rethink-Music/Kobalt Music put out a report criticizing various rights/publishing organizations within the music industry for not providing artists with sufficient transparency or pay, although this article posits that the. Continue reading

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YouTube To Offer Direct Advances To Musicians, Fan Funding Button [REPORT]

Midem kicks of its annual music business conference today in Cannes, France.  While not quite the must-attend it once was, nothing has replaced it internationally; so you can expect a. Continue reading

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