August 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US rights agency SoundExchange has announced its latest milestone: $3bn of payouts to artists and labels since it went independent in 2003. The company cited “the explosive growth of the digital radio...

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June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has been looking at the latest stats published by Google and Apple about their respective app stores: Google’s latest stat of $7bn of developer payouts and 50bn...

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May 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

“It’s been a while & a journalist asked, so I put my latest Spotify royalty payments online: Jan 2013 to May 2015,” tweeted musician Zoe Keating last night, with a link to her latest Google Doc...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

With songwriter royalties such a talking point at the Grammys, what better time for a high-profile court battle over Pandora’s payments to licensing agency BMI? Pandora might not agree, of course. The...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify” reads the headline to Time’s latest article about the streaming service. Well, no. “One central mystery in the drama: just how much...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Continuous crowdfunding service Patreon just hit a new milestone: $1m of payouts every month to the musicians, YouTubers and other creators raising money from their fans using its site. “It confirms...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has announced a new milestone: $1bn paid out to copyright holders via its Content ID feature, which helps them identify user-generated videos using their content and make money from ads around...

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January 25th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Spotify was in the headlines again yesterday after criticism from an artist. This time it's Aimee Mann putting the boot in to the streaming service's payouts.

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December 11th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Economist David Touve has been crunching data from PPL and the BBC, as well as RAJAR estimates of UK radio listening audiences, to calculate the 'spin value' of a track played on UK radio, compared to...

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