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.
January 25th, 2013 by Music Ally
January 18th, 2013 by Music Ally
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...
December 18th, 2012 by Music Ally
SoundExchange had hinted plans to appeal the the US Copyright Royalty Board's decision that set royalties for Sirius XM of 11% of its revenues to rightsholders by 2017.
December 17th, 2012 by Music Ally
US satellite radio broadcaster Sirius XM has been told how much it will pay rightsholders in statutory royalty rates for the next few years.
November 20th, 2012 by Music Ally
US performance rights body SoundExchange has broken its record quarterly payout to artists and labels again, dishing out $122.5m in the third quarter of 2012.
September 7th, 2012 by Music Ally
Not our words, but those of D.A. Wallach, Spotify's artist-in-residence, and the most convincing spokesperson so far fielded by the company in response to questions about artists' earnings from its service.
September 5th, 2012 by Music Ally
US royalty collections body SoundExchange has been continuing its efforts to get artists to sign up to receive payments, including publishing lists of artists who aren't on its books.
August 22nd, 2012 by Music Ally
Ray Hair, boss of the American Federation of Musicians, has made an outspoken attack on Pandora founder Tim Westergren's hopes of paying lower royalties next time its rates are set.
August 16th, 2012 by Music Ally
US performing rights organisation SoundExchange has released a list of more than 50,000 artists and rights owners who are owed royalties.