Apple Attacks Spotify For ‘Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters’ As App Dispute Escalates

UPDATED: Apple has attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters – even going so far as to take these creators to court." in an escalating. Continue reading

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Supreme Court Tells Songwriters: “You’ll Have to Wait”

In a further bit of bad news for music creators, the Supreme Court recently ruled that artists who are victims of copyright infringement must wait, in some cases for as. Continue reading

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Music Publishers Issue ‘Fact Check’ Of Spotify Blog Post ‘Attempting To Deceive’ Songwriters

Spotify has released a blog post laying out their decision to join Amazon, Pandora and Google in appealing a US Copyright Board decision that would raise streaming payments to songwriters. Continue reading

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How Spotify Can Fix Its Songwriter Problem [Mark Mulligan]

While it seems easy to blame Spotify for joining Google, Amazon and Pandora to appeal a 44% increase in streaming royalties paid to songwriters, the issue is not that simple.. Continue reading

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From Azoff To Slipknot, Music Biz Condemns Spotify, Google Attack On Songwriter Rates Increase

Late last week Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon announced they were teaming appeal the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling increasing streaming payouts to songwriters by 44%. The four will file. Continue reading

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MON. BRIEF: EMI Music Sues Kanye West • Apple Music Playlists Get Artistic • Songwriters Speak Out • More

MONDAY 3.11.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon Join To Fight Higher Royalties For Songwriters

Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon are teaming to appeal the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would increase streaming payouts to songwriters by 44%. The four plan to file an. Continue reading

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5 Common Denominators of Successful Songwriters, Composers, Producers and Engineers

Veteran music producer and educator Gary Gray shares some common denominators of successful songwriters, composers and producer and engineers. Our favorite: “I’m Either Networking or Notworking!"

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How Many Songwriters Does It Take To Write A Hit? 9.1

While the process of group-writing a song is not a new concept, a recent look at the Top Ten hits suggests that having more songwriters involved in the creation of. Continue reading

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6 Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductees Named

The Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct six new honorees at its 50th Annual Awards Dinner. The star-studded event is slated for Thursday, June 13, 2019 in New York City.

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