Tag: prs for music
Major labels gave evidence to the UK’s music streaming economics inquiry… so what did we learn?
It's actually pretty rare to get genuine smoking-gun 'gotchas' from political inquiries in the moment. When they work well, it's more about patient, forensic questioning that elicits genuinely enlightening answers – and...
January 19, 2021
PRS for Music claims stream-ripping has grown ‘dramatically’
UK collecting society PRS for Music has published some research into the growth of 'stream-ripping' piracy: sites and tools that help people rip streams (e.g. from YouTube or Spotify) into downloads. It claims that usage...
September 16, 2020
PRS for Music and Qatar Airways case to be heard in England
UK collecting society PRS for Music is suing airline Qatar Airways for copyright infringement, and the case will be heard in the English courts – an early boost for the society. "The airline, which operates over 200,000...
July 20, 2020
PRS for Music warns of royalties hit to come from Covid-19
British collecting society PRS for Music has offered another warning that the Covid-19 pandemic will be delivering its biggest hit to songwriter royalties later this year. PRS has just paid out its July 2020 distribution,...
July 15, 2020
Music licensing: the basics that tech startups need to know
If a music-tech startup’s product or service involves making the actual music available, that company will need licences for the music. Understanding how licensing works is one of the first and most important things that...
May 27, 2020
PRS for Music payouts grew in 2019, but decline expected in 2020
UK collecting society PRS for Music paid out £686m ($837.2m) in music royalties in 2019, an increase of 13.7% from 2018’s figure. That was based on record royalty collections of £810.8m last year, up 8.7% year-on-year,...
May 14, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (21 April)
Spotify has added more partners to its Covid-19 Music Relief project. Having started with donations to MusiCares, PRS Foundation and Help Musicians, it is now also donating to funds and charities in France, Germany, Ireland,...
April 21, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (26 March)
Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives from the music industry and music / tech...
March 26, 2020
Music streaming services support International Women’s Day
This Sunday (8 March) is International Women’s Day, and as has become traditional, the big music streaming services are all celebrating the occasion. Spotify will be launching a new ‘Women’s History Month’ hub...
March 6, 2020
TikTok issues statement on its UK Copyright Tribunal music-licensing referral
Yesterday, Music Ally broke the news that social app TikTok has referred three collecting societies – PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA – and their joint-venture licensing hub ICE to the UK's Copyright Tribunal, in a dispute...
July 24, 2019
TikTok takes on collecting societies at UK Copyright Tribunal
Social app TikTok is set for a battle with three European collecting societies and their joint venture, via the medium of the UK’s Copyright Tribunal. That’s the body that resolves copyright-related commercial-licensing...
July 23, 2019
PRS for Music boss Robert Ashcroft talks growth, YouTube and Fortnite
"Maybe what I'll say is this: I've done 10 years of this. I'm going to let someone else take on the internecine warfare that seems to be endemic to the music industry!" Even when he's playing a straight bat to a sensitive...
April 30, 2019