ISRC vs ISWC Codes: What They Are And Why You Really Need Them

ISRC and ISWC codes – and the difference between them – is something everyone in the business should understand, particularly if you like making money. Guest post by Sara-Lena Probst. Continue reading

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BMG Cuts Controversial Controlled Composition Clause, Calls On Others To Do Same

Label services company BMG will eliminate a controversial part of the standard record label contract that reduces the income of songwriters, composers and lyricists. The controlled composition clause limits the. Continue reading

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So, You Want To Be A Music Publisher

Tasked with handling the administration of musical compositions, including collecting royalties and negotiating licensing deals, music publisher play an essential role int he music industry. Here, we look at how. Continue reading

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New Joint Venture Controls Billboard, Rolling Stone, Variety, Music Business Worldwide, Vibe, Hollywood Reporter, More

Consolidation in the music and music trade publishing reached a new level Wednesday with the announcment of two new joint ventures formed by Penske Media Corporation and MRC. The first. Continue reading

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Warner Chappell Music UK Names Shani Gonzales Managing Director

WMG’s Warner Chappell Music has promoted Shani Gonzales to Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music UK. Gonzales will also continue her existing role as Head of International A&R for the. Continue reading

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Songtradr Names Virginie Berger VP Rights Management

Music licensing marketplace Songtradr has named music tech veteran Virginie Berger as VP of Rights Management. In her new role, Berger will lead Songtradr’s Rights Administration platform and manage global. Continue reading

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Business Of Indie: Label News From Trapped Animal, Extra Mile, Om, Rostrum, Sugar, French Exit & Much More

In this edition of the Business Of Indie we share news from labels Trapped Animal, Extra Mile, Om, Rostrum, Sugar, French Exit and much more along with news from every sector. Continue reading

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Spotify Adds Real-time Lyrics In 24 Markets

Spotify is adding real-time lyrics synched to music in 26 markets globally today. Lyrics provider Musixmatch is powering the launch. The company was behind several public beta tests with Spotify. Continue reading

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rightsHUB Adds Gracenote, DJ Monitor, BMAT, Soundmouse, Yacast Music Recognition, Jaxsta Integration

rightsHUB has added integrations with major music recognition services to its music rights data and asset management platform that enable users to register songs in a single upload.  The integration. Continue reading

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MLC Chooses As “Digital Services Provider” Company That Sent Fraudulent License Notices To Songwriters

The new Music Licensing Collective board of directors has chosen the third-party licensing company, the Harry Fox Administration (HFA), to be its digital service provider. That’s the same HFA that. Continue reading

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