Tag: digital royalties

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New report quantifies the independent US creative economy

A new report published by a lobbying coalition called Re:Create – we’ll get to who that is in a bit – is trying to put some numbers to the independent creative economy in the US. The report is deliberately narrow...
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Socan promises more transparency with ‘Layla’ royalty system

Canadian PRO Socan has launched a new royalty income and tracking system for customers of its Audiam subsidiary. Called ‘Layla’ (we’re sorry for the guitar-solo earworm you’ll be enjoying all morning now) it’s aimed...
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Joe Elliott of Def Leppard talks streaming, Hysteria and label rows

When you have sold over 100m albums and shift more tickets today than you did in your supposed peak in the 1980s, you are “not exactly hurting” for money and can therefore afford to take your time when considering the...
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David Lowery publishes 2018 ‘streaming price bible’

Musician David Lowery has published the latest data on payouts from a range of streaming services, sourced from “a mid-sized indie label with an approximately 200+ album catalog now generating over 200m+ streams annually”. It’s...
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Neil Finn talks livestreams, tech and social media’s evolution

As a founding member of both Split Enz and Crowded House, Neil Finn is New Zealand’s most successful musical export, and a multi-award-winning songwriter. As well as being hugely prolific, he was an early convert to the...
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‘See You Again’ share up for grabs on Royalty Exchange

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ was a monster hit on streaming services, including unseating ‘Gangnam Style’ as the most-viewed YouTube video – at least until ‘Despacito’ turned up. Now the track has become...
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Paperchain aims to crack the challenge of ‘royalty black boxes’

Australian startup Paperchain has been talking about its plans to attack the challenge of uncovering $2.5bn of “royalty black boxes” on behalf of publishers and songwriters. The company, which is moving to London this...
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Information is Beautiful updates its streaming-royalties chart

Infographics site Information Is Beautiful has received a lot of attention in the past for its charts comparing royalty-payouts from music-streaming services. They’ve always looked, yes, beautiful, but there have been...
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Paperchain launches survey on unattributed music royalties

Startup Paperchain has launched a survey to gauge the scale of the music industry’s problem with unattributed royalties and unidentified rights owners. The company is hoping to receive responses from publishers, labels,...
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Chrysalis co-founder Chris Wright: ‘Is streaming the future of the music industry?’

This guest column comes from Chris Wright, co-founder of the Chrysalis Music Group: Music streaming has changed everything. It’s changed what the record labels release, how they release it and how they market it. Just...
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Stem CEO: ‘We want to make it easy for data to become digestible’

Music Ally first encountered US-based startup Stem in April 2016, when it announced a $4.5m funding round from investors including Scooter Braun and other music managers. The pitch then was that Stem would help artists...
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Apple Music wants a lower rev-share for music-streaming

News that Spotify had negotiated a lower revenue-share licensing deal with Universal Music was clearly going to have a knock-on effect. Bloomberg’s report yesterday that Apple is aiming to follow suit in its own licensing...