Set Goals For 2020, Plan For A Year Full Of Music (And Money)

As 2020 draws to a close, now’s the perfect time to plan for an upcoming year of success in the music industry. Here, we break down some important goals to. Continue reading

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What You Must Know Before Splitting Royalties

When it comes to releasing new music that results from collaborative effort, it’s important know not only who contributed to what on each the track, but how much of the. Continue reading

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Radio Faces Another Defeat In Royalties Battle, Which Could Be A Look Into Its Future

Radio has long held the upper hand over songwriters an artists when it comes to royalty payments, but it looks as though the tides could be turning, if recent verdict. Continue reading

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Impending Problems For YouTube Creators

For those creators who depend on YouTube for fan outreach, 2020 could be throwing some serious curveballs. Here we break down three major changes to that platform that spell trouble. Continue reading

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Indie Music Publisher: ‘We Are Not Blind To The Harsh Economic Realities Of Streaming’

In this anonymous interview, Chris Castle/Music Technology Policy speak with an independent publisher about their role in a streaming-based music economy where money is made in percentages of pennies, and. Continue reading

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Sony Consolidates Records, Publishing Under Rob Stringer

Sony Corporation chief Kenichiro Yoshida has announced that the company will bring together its recorded music and music publishing businesses outside of Japan under the umbrella of Sony Music Group . Continue reading

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Concord Music Shifts European Licensing From PRS To ICE

Independent publisher Concord Music is signing a deal with European licensing organization ICE for representation of Concord’s digital rights.

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BMG Revenue Jumps 21.8%

BMG Rights Management (BMG) reported revenue €507/US $629 million, up from €416/US $516 million last year, an impressive improvement of 21.8% over 2016.  

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Is The Music Modernization Act Ready For Prime Time?

The higher ups are, it seems, eager to rush the Music Modernization Act through the U.S. Congress as quickly as possible, with little opportunity for public comment. Chris Castle poignantly. Continue reading

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Sony In Talks To Buy EMI Music Publishing For $4B

EMI Music Publishing is for sale for $4 billion, and Sony is reportedly first in line. Access Industries, the owner of Warner Music Group, is among those also expressing interest in. Continue reading

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