Tag: digital royalties
Streaming growth may be ‘haunted by advance payments’
Music-streaming revenues are still growing at a decent clip, but how much of that growth comes from payments for streams versus payments of advances to major labels? Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan has been calculator-bashing...
September 1, 2016
Twitter offers 70% revenue share to video creators
Twitter is opening up its Amplify video tool to individual creators/influencers, having focused more on traditional broadcasters in the past. What’s more, the terms of the deals being offered to individuals compare positively...
August 31, 2016
Frank Ocean may have made $1.8m from ‘Blond’ in the US
Obligatory caveat: nobody knows how much Frank Ocean has made from his latest album ‘Blond’ – not even Ocean himself – until the money actually rolls in. Billboard has been taking some educated guesses based on...
August 30, 2016
Wrecking Ball co-writer Mozella criticises DoJ
Pop songwriter Maureen McDonald (aka Mozella) has joined the discussion about publishing licensing in the US, including the Department of Justice’s push for ‘100% licensing’ in the sector. Her guest column for Daily...
August 22, 2016
Music Reports: ‘Blockchain doesn’t solve a problem that needs to be solved’
"There are many reasons why the blockchain is way before its time. It is much too early to think it's the saviour of the business for a whole ton of reasons." Bill Colitre, VP & general counsel at Music Reports, is not...
August 10, 2016
The ‘false choice’ offered by YouTube vs the music industry row
The debates around YouTube, the value gap and takedowns are at risk of ossifying into two diametrically-opposed camps where nuance is being sacrificed and everyone will be all the poorer as a result. That is the belief...
July 27, 2016
SOCAN and Audiam talk tech, streaming and 21st-century PROs
Last week, Canadian performance rights body SOCAN announced that it was buying digital distributor Audiam, two months after it bought B2B firm MediaNet. It’s unusual to see a PRO acquiring a music/tech company, let alone...
July 26, 2016
Apple suggests shakeup for songwriter streaming revenues
What if music-streaming services in the US paid a statutory rate of $0.00091 per stream in songwriting royalties, regardless of whether the stream came from a paying or free user? That’s one of the suggestions filed...
July 18, 2016
How sustainable is music in the streaming age? (#SonarPlusD)
“If you talk about what creators want today, especially young creators, they don’t talk about wanting to achieve platinum record sales, or platinum level streams.” Allen Bargfrede, associate professor at the Berklee...
June 17, 2016
Sixx:AM attack YouTube again over artist payments
Flush with the press headlines achieved by their criticism of YouTube a few weeks ago, rock band Sixx:AM have returned to the artist-royalties fray. Nikki Sixx and his bandmates have published an open latter calling on...
June 14, 2016
As Kobalt app launches, CEO talks streams, YouTube and rivals
Kobalt’s publishing royalties? There’s now an app for that. The company’s new app for its clients has been released today on Apple’s iOS devices, with an Android version to follow soon. Artists and songwriters...
May 18, 2016
Kobalt’s AMRA has boosted Spotify and YouTube collections
Kobalt says its publishing clients have been reaping the rewards from its AMRA digital collecting society division. The company has published figures claiming that during the first quarter of AMRA administering its digital...
May 10, 2016