Featured Artists Coalition joins blockchain bandwagon
The latest industry body to hail blockchain technology as having potential for music is the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC).
July 19, 2016
Report 393 – Frenemy of the state
Cover Feature: YouTube is currently the target of concerted artist and label lobbying at both the European Commission and Washington. They are demanding the end of the safe harbour exemptions that YouTube, and others, have...
July 6, 2016
Zoe Keating publishes her Spotify payouts again
“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 listing her streaming...
May 22, 2015
Pandora making more effort to court artists and rightsholders
In certain circles, Pandora’s reputation has become truly toxic over the last few years of copyright lobbying, royalty arguments and post-IPO share-selling. There’s strong evidence that the company is trying to...
October 9, 2014
EDM label Heroic Recordings’ Spotify revenues now rivalling Beatport
A guest column on Digital Music News by EDM label Heroic Recordings makes for very interesting reading. Founder Budi Voogt breaks down the label’s last quarter of income: 42% of its revenues came from Bandcamp – the...
September 27, 2014
Thievery Corporation talks streaming: ‘The royalties are minuscule’
Electronica duo Thievery Corporation are the latest artists to speak out about streaming’s impact, in an interview with GigaOm which refreshingly explores their views in decent detail. “It’s great that people...
June 30, 2014
Pandora payouts still raising a ruck in the US
Pandora hit back at its royalty-related critics earlier this week, but the row isn't dying down.
June 28, 2013
Pandora founder hits back over royalty payouts row
Pink Floyd and David Lowery combined have made this a bad week for Pandora's attempts to win the hearts and minds of artists and songwriters.
June 27, 2013