Tag: digital royalties

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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...
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Royalty Exchange: music is ‘one of the most undervalued asset classes today’

Royalty Exchange was set up in 2011 to act as a broker/marketplace to connect owners of copyrights with private investors looking to buy a share of the future earnings of those copyrights. The company says the model is...
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STIM Spotify royalty payouts delayed after ‘unmatched tracks’ dispute

The relationship of Spotify and Swedish collecting society STIM has encountered a bump in the road, relating to the terms of their royalties agreement. "We have informed our rightsholders that the royalties from Spotify...
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Sacem breaks its royalty-distribution record with €1.2bn

French collecting society Sacem is the latest among its peers to announce more growth in 2016. The society saw its collections rise by 3.9% year-on-year to €1.37bn ($1.53bn), while its distributions rose by 1.9% to €1.21bn. Like...
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Sound Royalties on its $100m bet to unlock musicians’ income

One of the promises of digital technology was that it would not only speed up the consumption of music, it would also speed up royalty payments back to creators. The first part has very much happened; the second part –...
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Now Pandora is reportedly seeking better deal terms from labels

The exact details may not (yet) be public, but Spotify’s recent licensing deal with Universal Music Group is widely expected to include a lower royalty rate, in order to make the streaming service’s growth more sustainable. In...
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BMG boss targets major labels with artist royalties comments

BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch has poured cold water over the streaming-fuelled revival for major labels, claiming that their margins will soon be coming under pressure as artists demand a greater share of streaming income. “I...
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Spotify UMG deal returns focus to potential IPO… and artist concerns

If you saw our story yesterday afternoon, you’ll know that Spotify has signed the first of its new licensing deals with major labels, Universal Music Group. The immediate talking point was Spotify’s confirmation that...