#BrokenRecord’s next step: ‘We need a streaming summit’
Last Friday, the latest episode of our Music Ally TV Show focused on the #BrokenRecord campaign that’s been gathering steam in the UK, calling for systemic changes to the music streaming ecosystem. Founder Tom Gray...
May 19, 2020
TuneCore Q2 payments up 6% to $35m
TuneCore has revealed that it has paid out $35m to artists on its distribution platform in Q2 this year. This marks a 6% rise in payments from the same period in 2014. The company adds that, since its launch in 2006,
July 30, 2015
The Turtles to challenge RIAA settlement with Sirius XM
The RIAA recently negotiated a $210m settlement with satellite-radio provider Sirius XM over royalties for songs produced before 1972, but that’s not an end to the dispute. Flo & Eddie of 60s band The Turtles, who’ve...
July 13, 2015
Spotify aims its guns at Apple’s 30% App Store tax
The fact that Apple takes a 30% cut of all in-app purchases made within iOS apps has been a sore point with streaming music services for some time. That’s even more the case now: companies like Spotify charge an extra $3...
July 10, 2015
PRS for Music launches pro-creator Streamfair campaign
Collecting society PRS for Music is stepping up its activism in the streaming music space, while reminding the industry that its royalties from streaming in the last year overtook downloads with £38.8m and £26.7m respectively....
July 3, 2015
What is Pandora paying publishers?
Billboard attempts to answer that very question in this lengthy piece. Undoubtedly something for the lawyers and accountants to get in a fizz about, but equally interesting to everyone else in the industry. It comes off the...
June 26, 2015
Spotify’s total payments to right holders June 2015
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
June 10, 2015
Facebook adds peer-to-peer payments in Messenger app
One of the more interesting offshoots from messaging apps is peer-to-peer payments, and Facebook just dived in to the market. “Today we’re adding a new feature in Messenger that gives people a more convenient and secure...
March 18, 2015
Bandcamp hits $100m direct-to-fan sales milestone
Direct-to-fan platform Bandcamp has announced its latest milestone: $100m paid by fans to artists for music and merchandise through its site. “Fans give artists $3.5 million every month on the site, and buy more than 16,000...
March 9, 2015
Music manager Nick Stern on streaming transparency: ‘It’s about time it happened’
Music manager Nick Stern has published an op-ed piece on The Hollywood Reporter calling for greater transparency between labels and artists over streaming revenues. “I’m constantly disappointed when I hear artists...
July 9, 2014
Pandora payments will rise, not fall, under new Sony/ATV deal
Personal radio service Pandora has been campaigning hard to reduce its royalties burden in recent months, so here's some surprising news: the company has signed a direct deal with Sony/ATV to pay 25% MORE in royalties.
January 18, 2013
Google and Facebook under scrutiny for EFF payments
Those in the entertainment industries who believe Google is constantly up to no good will have a field day with news that the company gave $1m to campaigning group the Electronic Frontier Foundation last year – especially...
July 31, 2012