5 Reasons You Should Know About Metadata

Although it's not something all musicians discuss or even understand, Metadata is critically important, it is essential it be correct and complete before being entered and distributed to the masses,. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Q1 Collections Down Thanks To Pandora Direct Deals

Digital radio performing rights organization SoundExchange has reported its first down quarter, thanks to new Pandora direct deals with rights holders. Collections were $161.9 million in 2017, compared to $189.3 million. Continue reading

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General Music Licensing: Where Are All My Royalties? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is General Music Licensing and why, though the numbers are shifting, does it generate almost four times more revenue for songwriters than all digital services combined? Why is nobody. Continue reading

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How Royalties Are Paid On All Three Pandora Music Services

Pandora's recent rollout of its third tier service, Pandora Premium has us taking a look at how artists an labels earn royalties from the traditional ad-supported service, as well as. Continue reading

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Music Streamer Deezer Explores Radical Shift To User Centric Licensing [MARK MULLIGAN]

"What if that metal fan only listened to Metallica, yet still 10% of that subscriber’s revenue went to Katy Perry?" It is not a hypothetical question. It's actually how payments. Continue reading

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TUE. BRIEF: Cash Money Sued For Missing Drake $’s • CAA Launches In China • Grammy Museum, Foundation Merge

Tuesday 4.18.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Cash Money appears determined to keep alive the tradition of the dishonest record label. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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The Reason That YouTube Pays Artists So Little

After a rough financial decade, the music business is finally seeing some appreciable revenue growth, and it's showing no signs of stopping. YouTube, however, doesn't seem to have gotten the. Continue reading

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3 Great Services Finding Royalty Money In Unusual Places

Although there is a high volume of derivative music content online in the form of things like covers and remixes, it can often be difficult for artists to capitalize on. Continue reading

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Congress’ PROMOTE Act Grants Right To Pull Songs Off Radio, Since They’re Not Paying You Anyway

Congressmen Darryl Issa and Ted Deutch recently introduced the new bipartisan PROMOTE Act which, if passed, would grant owners of sound recording copyrights the exclusive right to prohibit the radio. Continue reading

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New Fair Play, Fair Pay Act: What’s Inside?

In a recent rare and purposeful show of bi-partisan support, the Fair Play Fair pay act was re-introduced, with the hopes of modernizing U.S. law as it relates to the. Continue reading

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