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

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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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Hit Songwriters You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

While it's easy to get lost in the glamour and forget, the vast majority of our favorite pop hits are rarely penned exclusively by those singing them, and often as. Continue reading

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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 nominees and they include Chrissie Hynde, Tom T. Hall, Missy Elliot, John Prine and Vince Gill among others. Successful nominees will. Continue reading

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Rocket Songs Is A Marketplace Of Original Songs

Jonathan Stone of original song marketplace Rocket Songs joins Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast.  Music publishing is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been mostly. Continue reading

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Royalty Exchange Launches Free ‘Know Your Worth’ Zillow-For-Songwriters App

Royalty Exchange has launched a new app that it claims will provide songwriters and rights holders with a better idea of how much their intellectual property is worth.  

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