Pandemic: Digital Music Services Should Accelerate Payments, Liquidate Any Royalty Minimums Being Held

Chris Castle argues that music services are morally obligated to suspend holds on payments, and should instead accelerate payments to artists as they struggle to stay afloat in the ongoing. Continue reading

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Full Music Modernization Act Introduced In U.S. Senate

A bipartisan group of U.S. led by US Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced The Music Modernization Act, a major music reform package similar to legislation which recently passed recently. Continue reading

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Modern Music Modernization Act Only Goes Half Way [Op-Ed]

In the wake of the House of Representatives passage of the music modernization act, David Philp explains how, while the bill does indeed do some good things for artists, the. 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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This Week In Music Commentary

Commentary inside a humming music business this week included conversations about marketing strategies, tour advocacy, the failure of music discovery, and more.

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Microsoft Is Shutting Down Groove Music – How To Get Your Mechanical Royalties Before It’s Too Late

Streaming services generate mechanical and performance royalties for creators they say they can't identify. It's a major issue for musicians and music publishers. In 2017, Microsoft filed 4 Million "address. Continue reading

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How to Get Music Licensed On Music Libraries – 4 Steps To Get Started

As the industry struggles with payment levels from YouTube and once reliable income from touring feels about to experience a tragedy driven downturn, one source of income is often overlooked:. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this look back at pertinent news from within the music industry over the past seven days, we revisit YouTube's new loophole which allows them to pay artists even less,. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Reaches Out To Help Gulf Coast Musicians

SoundExchange is reaching out to its members based in Texas and throughout the Gulf Coast to speed secure distribution of royalties in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and epic flooding. Continue reading

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BMG Launches Royalty Tracking App

BMG has partnered with a team of their songwriter clients to launch a new app to provide artists and rightsholders with up-to-date worldwide information on the value and source of. Continue reading

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