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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ESSENTIALS: How Many Spotify Streams Are Necessary To Live Above The Poverty Line?

Between now and the end of the year we’ll be featuring 2021 Essentials, popular Hyebot posts from 2020 that will help you thrive in 2021. Today we look at How. Continue reading

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Most Music Creators Typically Earn Less Than $270 Annually From Streaming

An average annual income of $270 from music streaming might still seem shockingly low. Unfortunately, it’s actually pretty typical, writes Bobby Owsinski. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0. Continue reading

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Music Producer Points: What Are They?

If you’ve been in the music scene for a bit, you’ve likely heard the term ‘producer points’ tossed around, but may not be familiar with exactly what it means. This. Continue reading

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Beat Licensing 101 – Creator’s Guide

In this guide, Chris Dampier takes a deep dive into what every beat maker needs to know when it comes to licensing their work, including the difference between master royalties. Continue reading

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What New Mechanical Licensing Collective Means For Indie Songwriters

The MLC – or Mechanical Licensing Collective – is a new U.S.-based organization tasked with administering mechanical licenses for digital audio. So what does this mean for songwriters and their. Continue reading

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Round Hill Music Royalty Fund IPO Raises $282M

Round Hill Music Royalty fund has successfully completed its Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange, garnering roughly £212m in the process. Guest post by Emmanuel Legrand of the. Continue reading

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Spotify Needs To Change – Here’s Why

While frustration with Spotify and other streaming platforms is nothing new in the music biz, movement by two leading industry groups could hint at the possibility of change. Guest post. Continue reading

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New Spotify Tool Gives Artists Less Money For More Promotion [VIDEO]

Spotify’s new tool offers artists the option of giving some of their songs preferential algorithm treatment, making the songs is more likely to be heard – unfortunately, these priority songs. Continue reading

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