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.
August 27, 2021
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...
June 18, 2021
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...
June 3, 2021
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...
May 17, 2021
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...
April 8, 2021
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...
March 25, 2021
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...
March 22, 2021
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...
March 19, 2021
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...
March 4, 2021
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,...
February 24, 2021
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’....
February 12, 2021
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...
February 10, 2021