A new day for songwriters: 32% increase + inflation indexing

In one power move, the labels did something fair for songwriters and incidentally also helped publishers in spite of themselves by taking away a major argument from the digital retailers.. Continue reading

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All economic indicators are flashing red at the Copyright Royalty Board on frozen mechanicals

With inflation reaching record highs, songwriters should prepare for changes in royalty rates. A guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions. All of the economic indicators are telling. Continue reading

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Seven tips for longevity in today’s music business [Keith Jopling]

It can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing music industry. So here are some ways to keep your music timeless. Guest post by Keith Jopling from The Song. Continue reading

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Sony now ignoring any unrecouped balances for heritage songwriters

As part of an expansion of its “Artists Forward” initiative, Sony Music has announced it will be ignoring any unrecouped balances from its songwriters that received advances before the year. Continue reading

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Songwriters who have captured the essence of the pandemic

As we approach a year of lockdown, many of us have been stewing alone with our feelings for some time, including several great songwriters. Here, we look a few standout. Continue reading

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Who Is George Johnson, Why Every Songwriter Should Thank Him

In this piece, David C Lowery delves into what one little known indie singer/songwriter is doing to fight against the streaming giants, the federal government, and others, for songwriter’s rights,. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

This week, commentary inside the music industry looked at the sustainability of a streaming based income, why it's important for songwriters to embrace authenticity over trends, what merch sales are. Continue reading

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Sentric Music Launches Songwriter Accelerator Programme

Sentric Music has launched the Songwriter Accelerator Programme. Sentric will facilitate writing opportunities for five selected artists, who will take part in hands-on masterclasses, and receive continued mentoring, with the. Continue reading

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Hassles And Handshakes: A Look At Loans For Songwriters

In this piece, Dan Reifsnyder delves into the challenge many songwriters, successful or not, face in attempting to secure loans for major purchases like a house, and what steps you. Continue reading

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‘You Have Used Us,’ Spotify Secret Genius Songwriters Tell CEO Daniel Ek [Full Letter]

Nile Rogers, Frank Dukes, Teddy Geiger and Babyface Edwards were among the dozens Spotify Genius Award nominated songwriters who signed an open letter to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek over the streamer’s. Continue reading

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