Tag: digital royalties

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MMF sets out three-step plan for making sure songwriters get paid accurately

Much of the debate around songwriters’ earnings from music streaming revolves around whether they should be paid a lot more.
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Spotify updates Loud & Clear site including 2021 payouts stat of $7bn

Spotify launched its Loud & Clear website in March 2021, with the aim of "increasing transparency" around its payouts to the music industry.
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ERA boss wants better data and more transparency for streaming

ERA CEO Kim Bayley has addressed the ongoing debate around the music streaming economy and artists, in a statement accompanying the body's latest report.
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“Malbeconomics”: taking stock of the twentieth anniversary of the 9.99 price point (guest column by Will Page)

Music Ally has been analysing the UK Parliamentary inquiry into music streaming economics in fine detail, including last Friday’s Commons debate. The debate and evidence sessions (or “grillings”, depending on your point...
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Tiny Hits split new single up as ‘Maximum Revenue’ version

Independent duo Tiny Hits have released their latest single 'Control' in what they're describing as a 'Maximum Revenue' version on streaming services.
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UK regulator the CMA to launch music streaming market study

The UK's competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has this morning confirmed plans to launch a market study into music streaming, after its board agreed to begin work on the probe. "On 13 October,...
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UK research on music creators’ digital earnings is out today

Earlier this week, the British government said that the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) would soon be publishing its report on music creator's earnings in the digital era. How soon? It's out this morning! To be...
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NMPA boss defends major publishers against Hipgnosis criticism

One of the most sensitive talking points at the UK's recent music-streaming economics inquiry was publishing royalties. Specifically whether publishing should get a bigger share of the streaming pie.
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Portishead test SoundCloud ‘fan-powered royalties’ with Abba cover

The guiding principle of user-centric royalties is that the winners don't take it all; that the money, money, money is shared out more fairly; that the name of the game is to pay more to artists as a thank you for the music...
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Aim publishes research on its ‘artist growth’ model

Last week, British independent music body Aim held an online panel about the 'artist growth' model that it's proposing as a way to increase streaming royalties for artists further down the earnings pyramid. Now it has made...
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MP Kevin Brennan offers more details on his streaming bill

We wrote last week about British politician Kevin Brennan’s presentation of a private member’s bill in the houses of parliament that will focus on music streaming and artists. We noted that because of the way the British...
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YouTube says its music payouts were $4bn in the last year

YouTube has paid out more than $4bn to the music industry in the last 12 months, according to its head of music Lyor Cohen. The new figure was the focus for a blog post published by Cohen this afternoon, in which he also...