Tag: artists

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Stem adds ‘Recoup Rules’ tool to track artists’ expenses

Expenses will be recouped before royalties are paid out for tracks and albums distributed through Stem, to help clients keep tabs on their expenses.
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Facebook wants to add more independent music to its catalogue

Facebook has worked hard over recent years to sign licensing deals with major and independent labels and publishers covering user-generated content across its services, including Facebook and Instagram. Now it wants to swell...
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TikTok backs UK charity Youth Music’s new NextGen Fund

British charity Youth Music is launching its next initiative, a ‘NextGen Fund’ that will invest in “grassroots projects nationwide so that every young person can make, learn and earn in music, whatever their background...
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Shout4 debuts deal-making legal platform for musicians

Time and time again, when we talk to music/tech startups about what they’ve learned, they wax lyrical about the importance of working with a good lawyer early on – or the mistake of not having done so. The principle applies...
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Impala wants to help indie music firms go ‘climate positive’

You’ll have heard the phrase ‘net zero’ a lot in discussion of the climate emergency: the point at which countries or businesses stop having a negative impact on greenhouse gas emissions. However, European...
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Beggars Group and Gary Numan clarify streaming payouts comments

Recently, artist Gary Numan gave an interview to Sky News during which he talked about streaming royalties, and specifically about a small cheque he'd received. "I had a statement a while back and one of my songs had had...
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Apple expands its ‘Up Next’ program for emerging artists

Thus far, Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ program has picked emerging artists from across the world for promotion on the streaming service, with a global focus. Now it’s going local too. Apple is expanding...
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UK’s Intellectual Property Office surveys musicians on earnings

We’ve been covering the UK’s parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming, and the debates swirling around it about how much artists and songwriters earn. Now the UK’s Intellectual Property...
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TuneCore launches educational ‘Rewards’ program for artists

We’re familiar with loyalty schemes for supermarkets, but for music distributors? That’s a new one. TuneCore is trying it with its new TuneCore Rewards program for artists, which has just launched in beta. It’s...
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Sandbox Issue 270: Always-on my mind: how do artists avoid social media burn-out?

Lead: Always-on my mind: Artists have long accepted – sometimes reluctantly – that their role includes intimate direct-to-fan digital connectivity, usually via Social Media. Grinding out content on multiple platforms,...
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Taylor Swift: ‘Artists should own their work for so many reasons’

Taylor Swift has confirmed that her second studio album, ‘Fearless’, is the first that she has re-recorded. Rebranded as “Taylor’s Version”, the first track dropped today – ‘Love Story’....
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BPI reveals latest artists to receive UK export funding

10 more artists have been announced as receiving funding from the UK’s Music Export Growth Scheme, which is run by industry body the BPI. It’s the first tranche of funding since the scheme was put on hiatus during...