Spotify hits $3bn of rightsholder payments after $300m in Q1
A new milestone for Spotify yesterday: $3bn of royalties paid out to music rightsholders since its service launched in 2008, with $300m paid out in the first quarter of 2015 alone. Time to look back at the company’s payout...
June 5, 2015
Irving Azoff threatens YouTube with songwriter pullout
Did anyone expect YouTube Music Key to launch without at least one rightsholder controversy? Irving Azoff made waves overnight by threatening to pull 20,000 songs from YouTube – including its new service – claiming that...
November 17, 2014