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TuneCore Q2 payments up 6% to $35m

TuneCore has revealed that it has paid out $35m to artists on its distribution platform in Q2 this year. This marks a 6% rise in payments from the same period in 2014. The company adds that, since its launch in 2006,
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The Turtles to challenge RIAA settlement with Sirius XM

The RIAA recently negotiated a $210m settlement with satellite-radio provider Sirius XM over royalties for songs produced before 1972, but that’s not an end to the dispute. Flo & Eddie of 60s band The Turtles, who’ve...
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Spotify aims its guns at Apple’s 30% App Store tax

The fact that Apple takes a 30% cut of all in-app purchases made within iOS apps has been a sore point with streaming music services for some time. That’s even more the case now: companies like Spotify charge an extra $3...
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PRS for Music launches pro-creator Streamfair campaign

Collecting society PRS for Music is stepping up its activism in the streaming music space, while reminding the industry that its royalties from streaming in the last year overtook downloads with £38.8m and £26.7m respectively....
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What is Pandora paying publishers?

Billboard attempts to answer that very question in this lengthy piece. Undoubtedly something for the lawyers and accountants to get in a fizz about, but equally interesting to everyone else in the industry. It comes off the...
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Spotify’s total payments to right holders June 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Facebook adds peer-to-peer payments in Messenger app

One of the more interesting offshoots from messaging apps is peer-to-peer payments, and Facebook just dived in to the market. “Today we’re adding a new feature in Messenger that gives people a more convenient and secure...
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Bandcamp hits $100m direct-to-fan sales milestone

Direct-to-fan platform Bandcamp has announced its latest milestone: $100m paid by fans to artists for music and merchandise through its site. “Fans give artists $3.5 million every month on the site, and buy more than 16,000...
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Music manager Nick Stern on streaming transparency: ‘It’s about time it happened’

Music manager Nick Stern has published an op-ed piece on The Hollywood Reporter calling for greater transparency between labels and artists over streaming revenues. “I’m constantly disappointed when I hear artists...
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Pandora payments will rise, not fall, under new Sony/ATV deal

Personal radio service Pandora has been campaigning hard to reduce its royalties burden in recent months, so here's some surprising news: the company has signed a direct deal with Sony/ATV to pay 25% MORE in royalties.
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Google and Facebook under scrutiny for EFF payments

Those in the entertainment industries who believe Google is constantly up to no good will have a field day with news that the company gave $1m to campaigning group the Electronic Frontier Foundation last year – especially...
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Music services think Apple will compromise on subscription rules

Yesterday's Digital Music Forum East conference in New York saw a panel debate on cloud/streaming music, with MOG and Rdio both asked about Apple's new subscription rules.