AFM & SAG-AFTRA IP Rights Distribution Fund paid $7M to non-featured performers last year

Up $10m from the previous year, the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund has handed out a record-breaking $70m to non-featured performers, including many instrumentalists and vocalists who. Continue reading

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SoundExchange: What is it, and how does it benefit you?

When it comes to getting paid, SoundExchange it a great resource for making sure you get the royalties you’re rightfully owed as an artist. Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of. Continue reading

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Soundcloud introduces ‘fan-powered royalties’ plan aimed at paying artists more fairly

While it may seem like an obvious solution to many, Soundcloud’s introduction of ‘fan-powered royalties’ – whereby listeners only give money to the artists they’re actually listening to – is. Continue reading

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When Will The New Mechanical Licensing Collective Pay Me?

The Mechanical Licensing Collective is now essentially the sole mechanical licensing/royalty go-between in the US, and artists are wondering when and how the MLC plans to pay them. Guest post. Continue reading

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How Blockchain Will Play Major Role In The Future Music Monetary System

In this piece, we look at some the ways in which blockchain technology could play a big part in the future of the music monetary system, and hopefully give artists. Continue reading

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Blockchain Powered Initiative Pays Musicians In Two Hours Instead Of Two Years

Over the past few years, much has been made of the potential of blockchain technology and how it could be the answer to the music industry’s prayers, but there has. Continue reading

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Arithmetic Online Revisited: A Sustainable Ethical Pool Solution To User Centric Royalties

Both artists and fans alike are unhappy with the way in which royalties are distributed to artists, and have advocated for a different payment model. Here we look at the. Continue reading

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Should I Take It Or Not? The 7Fs Of Payment

As a band or artist, particularly one just starting out, you may get asked to play gigs or shows that simply aren’t worth it. Here we look at the 7. Continue reading

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DistroKid Adds 6 Payment Options

One of the things we're impressed by about DistroKid is how its constantly innovating. It seems like every week, we're writing about a new feature that the ultra-low cost flat. Continue reading

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