Tag: digital royalties

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Nile Rodgers on streaming: ‘We must have transparency’

Yesterday was the second day of hearings in the UK’s parliamentary inquiry into music streaming economics, and the star turn was Chic’s Nile Rodgers. “We don’t even know what a stream is worth…...
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Equitable remuneration takes centre stage at UK streaming economics inquiry

This morning saw the first two oral evidence sessions in the British Parliament's inquiry into the economics of music streaming, focusing on musicians and their advocates. Two words loomed large: equitable remuneration. It's...
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MMF chair sees ‘dangerous disconnect’ in streaming royalties

Tomorrow sees the first session in the UK Parliament's inquiry into music streaming economics. Ahead of that, the chair of managers body the MMF, Paul Craig, has outlined his hopes for the inquiry, as well as his concerns...
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US industry’s black box has ‘several hundred million dollars’

One of the first jobs for the new Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) in the US, once it's properly up and running, will be to distribute 'black box' revenue. That's the royalties due to publishers and songwriters which...
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‘Profound disrespect’ – ECSA attacks Spotify’s Discovery Mode

The brickbats keep flying for Spotify over the recent announcement of its 'Discovery Mode' for boosting selected tracks in its radio and autoplay features, in return for a lower royalty rate. This time it's the European...
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Damon Krukowski explains penny-per-stream US artists campaign

We reported last month on the launch of the Justice at Spotify campaign by the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW) in the US. Now one of its prime movers, artist and author Damon Krukowski, has been talking...
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Blokur analysed 100 livestreams for publishing copyrights

Twitch may be catching most of the flak right now from music rightsholders, but questions around livestreams and licensing apply much further than the Amazon-owned company. One thing that would help rightsholders and collecting...
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Artist Russ reveals his weekly streaming royalties

"In the entire existence [of Spotify] I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single artist saying ‘I’m happy with all the money I’m getting from streaming," Daniel Ek told us in July, in an interview that sparked a rumpus...
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Spotify’s new artist tool could boost streams (with a discounted royalty rate)

Spotify is testing a new feature that will enable artists and labels to boost specific tracks in the recommendation algorithms for its radio and autoplay features – if they agree to a "promotional" (i.e. lower) royalty...
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Amuse expands its Fast Forward royalty advances service

Distributor Amuse launched its Fast Forward scheme in February 2019 as a way to pay artists up to six months of royalties in advance, based on its estimates of their future earnings. The company now says that hundreds...
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Covid-19 to ‘wipe out’ five years of songwriter royalties growth

Good morning! It's us again, bringing you a whopping serving of bad news. Well, there are positive things in global collecting societies body Cisac's latest annual report too, for last year, but the organisation makes it...
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Justice at Spotify campaign takes aim at streaming service

Spotify is firmly in the sights of a new artist-focused campaign launched by the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW) in the US. Called 'Justice at Spotify', it's a series of demands for the streaming service. They...