Tag: digital royalties

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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‘What is a stream anyway?’ wonders Damon Krukowski

Artist Damon Krukowski has long been banging the drum over streaming royalties and musicians.
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UK to survey musicians on streaming music recommendations

The British government is preparing to canvass musicians' views on algorithmic music recommendations.
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MMF wants ‘greater transparency’ over black-box collections

That controversy within the UK music industry over funding for PRS Foundation isn't going away.
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Four Tet and Domino Recordings settle their royalties dispute

One of the most prominent recent disputes over digital music royalties was settled yesterday: the lawsuit between artist Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) and label Domino Recordings.