Tag: digital royalties
Musicians press for US rule over post-termination mechanicals
In the US, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) was set up to collect mechanical royalties from streaming services, then pay them out to publishers and songwriters.
January 9, 2023
UMG could face a class-action lawsuit over Spotify royalties
The label has been accused of withholding nearly $750m of royalties from its artists in a proposed class-action lawsuit by Black Sheep.
January 5, 2023
MLC has now distributed $700m of publishing royalties
It’s 18 months since the MLC began identifying unmatched royalties and paying them out to publishers and independent songwriters in the US.
October 24, 2022
Latest music royalties lawsuit pits Mr Probz against Sony Music
Sony Music is facing a lawsuit from Dutch artist Dennis Stehr (aka Mr Probz) over royalties that he claims the label fraudulently withheld.
September 28, 2022
What do artists think about music streaming? IAO asked them…
Artists have been making their voices heard more loudly on a range of issues around music and tech in recent years.
September 23, 2022
Defected sets minimum 30% digital royalty rate for artists
The Independent label has announced that its artists will all now get a minimum of 30% of the digital royalties from their music.
September 13, 2022
Rashida Tlaib introduces her new streaming-royalty resolution
In July we reported on US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's plans to push for the creation of a new streaming royalty paid directly to artists.
August 12, 2022
US campaign for a direct artist streaming royalty steps up
A prominent US politician has announced plans to push for the creation of a new streaming royalty to be paid directly to artists.
July 26, 2022
‘What is a stream anyway?’ wonders Damon Krukowski
Artist Damon Krukowski has long been banging the drum over streaming royalties and musicians.
July 21, 2022
UK to survey musicians on streaming music recommendations
The British government is preparing to canvass musicians' views on algorithmic music recommendations.
July 21, 2022
MMF wants ‘greater transparency’ over black-box collections
That controversy within the UK music industry over funding for PRS Foundation isn't going away.
July 6, 2022