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 […]
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.
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 as the money doesn’t have to be reported as a corporate donation.
Yesterday’s Digital Music Forum East conference in New York saw a panel debate on cloud/streaming music, with MOG and Rdio both asked about Apple’s new subscription rules.
Here’s some more datapoints to add to the debate around Spotify’s business model: Swedish collecting society STIM says payments from the streaming service to songwriters in Sweden have increased “eightfold” in the last year – rising from SEK 500,000 to SEK 4 million (i.e. from $64k to $515k).