Tag: digital royalties

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WMG and Sony to share Spotify windfall with artists

The long-sensitive question about what major labels would do with any windfall from a Spotify IPO has emerged again, with the labels scrambling to stress that they would share any profits with artists. It’s a rerun of...
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Electric Jukebox delays US launch citing Spotify songwriter lawsuits

TV-based music-streaming service Electric Jukebox is ditching its plans to launch in the US for now, citing uncertainty around mechanical royalties due to songwriters. The UK-based company told Music Ally that the two...
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Spotify attracts second songwriter lawsuit – for $200m

Spotify’s 2015 ended unhappily for the streaming service with a $150m class-action lawsuit from musician David Lowery. Now, as predicted, 2016 is continuing in similar vein with a separate $200m action led by another...
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The key questions about Spotify’s publishing royalties problem

Forget the Beatles: Spotify’s 2015 ended with a troubling bum note for the streaming service – musician David Lowery’s $150m class-action lawsuit against the company over its approach to publishing royalties, with the...
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Pandora ‘pleased’ at CRB ruling but direct licences are its future

In the wake of last night’s Copyright Royalties Board (CRB) ruling on webcasting rates in the US, it’s clear which side is happiest with the $0.0017-per-stream rate for commercial non-subscription services: Pandora, rather...
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Pandora digesting new webcasting rates of $0.0017 per stream

Pandora digesting new webcasting rates of $0.0017 per stream
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All eyes on Pandora for Wednesday royalty-rates ruling

This Wednesday, we’ll finally learn what rates the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is setting for webcasting royalties for the next five years. It’s a decision that will have a massive impact on Pandora in particular:...
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Imogen Heap: blockchain tech is ‘really shaking things up in a good way’

Bitcoin and Blockchain have become music industry buzzwords over the past few months with many players hoping the two will transform the music industry’s payment system from what some deem chaotic and unfair to efficient...
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Mungo Jerry part of 100×30 Spotify royalties protest

In the summertime, when the royalties aren’t hot… Sorry, an obvious cheap shot in response to the news that 60s star Mungo Jerry is part of the latest campaign to protest about Spotify and streaming royalties. It’s...
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TuneCore sales and streams up 90% but payouts only up 6.1%

The music industry’s challenge in 2015 in a nutshell: more music is being consumed than ever before, but that growth in consumption isn’t yet matched by a similar growth in actual revenues. The latest figures from...
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Spotify responds to David Lowery criticism over unpaid royalties

Yesterday, we reported on musician David Lowery’s call for the New York attorney general to investigate Spotify over unpaid songwriter royalties, following its recent dispute with Victory Records. Now the company’s...
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U2 star Larry Mullen Jr calls for rise in streaming payouts

The latest artist speaking their mind on streaming income for musicians is Larry Mullen Jr of U2. “Companies like Spotify, the new Apple service, and all the others are really going to have to pay artists more,” he said...