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YouTube’s per-stream music payouts have halved – report

Here’s some more ammunition for the ‘value gap’ debate: a report from Midia Research claiming that the effective per-stream payouts from YouTube to music rightsholders halved in 2015.
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Google Play may now be doing double the App Store’s downloads

Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has been looking at the latest stats published by Google and Apple about their respective app stores: Google’s latest stat of $7bn of developer payouts and 50bn app downloads in the...
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Zoe Keating publishes her Spotify payouts again

“It’s been a while & a journalist asked, so I put my latest Spotify royalty payments online: Jan 2013 to May 2015,” tweeted musician Zoe Keating last night, with a link to her latest Google Doc listing her streaming...
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Pandora set for court battle with BMI over payouts

With songwriter royalties such a talking point at the Grammys, what better time for a high-profile court battle over Pandora’s payments to licensing agency BMI? Pandora might not agree, of course. The trial starts tomorrow (Tuesday...
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Time’s Spotify calculator misses one big point

“See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify” reads the headline to Time’s latest article about the streaming service. Well, no. “One central mystery in the drama: just how much do artists make...
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Patreon now paying out $1m a month to creators

Continuous crowdfunding service Patreon just hit a new milestone: $1m of payouts every month to the musicians, YouTubers and other creators raising money from their fans using its site. “It confirms a massive cultural shift...
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YouTube says it has paid out $1bn through Content ID system

YouTube has announced a new milestone: $1bn paid out to copyright holders via its Content ID feature, which helps them identify user-generated videos using their content and make money from ads around them. YouTube says that...
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Aimee Mann: ‘Artists don’t make money from Spotify’

Spotify was in the headlines again yesterday after criticism from an artist. This time it's Aimee Mann putting the boot in to the streaming service's payouts.
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How do Spotify’s per-play per-listener payouts compare to UK radio?

Economist David Touve has been crunching data from PPL and the BBC, as well as RAJAR estimates of UK radio listening audiences, to calculate the 'spin value' of a track played on UK radio, compared to the payouts artists...
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SoundExchange payouts top $204.4m for first half of 2012

US performance rights body SoundExchange says it paid out $204.4m in digital royalties to artists and labels in the first half of 2012: $108.6m in Q1 and $95.8m in Q2, making them the two biggest quarterly distributions in...
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SoundExchange payouts top $204.4m for first half of 2012

US performance rights body SoundExchange says it paid out $204.4m in digital royalties to artists and labels in the first half of 2012: $108.6m in Q1 and $95.8m in Q2, making them the two biggest quarterly distributions in...
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SoundExchange passes $1bn in digital payouts

US performance royalties firm SoundExchange announced a major milestone last night: $1bn in digital royalties paid out to record labels, including $108.6m paid out in the first quarter of 2012 - its first $100m+ quarter.