Music Fairness Awareness Month calls for US radio royalties
It's the latest salvo in the long-running unrest about the lack of performance royalties paid by those broadcasters.
November 4, 2021
Trqk launches a version of its TrqkIQ data tools for publishers
Trqk is one of the firms helping music companies to dig into analytics of their music royalties. It has just launched a new 'TrqkIQ Publisher Edition'.
October 6, 2021
Tangy Market sells slice of song recorded by Christina Aguilera
Tangy Market analyses music's past performance and future potential, then pays musicians upfront, converting the predicted royalties into shares to sell.
September 27, 2021
SoundCloud says fan-powered royalties paid off for Portishead
In July, Portishead became one of the most high-profile artists to test SoundCloud's user-centric 'fan-powered royalties' system, with a cover of Abba's 'SOS'.
September 17, 2021
Apple Music uses Shazam tech to pay rightsholders for DJ mixes
The streaming service is outlining how it plans to make sure rightsholders and musicians featured in DJ mixes are accurately paid.
September 10, 2021
Someone paid $173k for $200k of Jerry Garcia’s royalties
Royalty Exchange's latest music rights auction last week focused on the late Jerry Garcia, for a share of the Garcia estate's sound recording royalties.
August 23, 2021
Want to buy a slice of the rights to Shrek soundtracks?
If you do, it’s your lucky day – as long as you’ve got $2.3m to spare. Royalty Exchange’s latest auction is a slice of the rights to songs from the Shrek movie franchise, including all four films and...
July 16, 2021
Italian band Le Vibrazioni to sell fans a share of image rights
We have seen artists sell off portions of their recorded music and publishing rights, but now Italian band Le Vibrazioni are exploring fans’ appetite for buying a slice of their image rights. The band, with music firm...
July 14, 2021
American Music Fairness Act seeks radio recordings royalties
The fact that terrestrial radio broadcasters in the US do not pay performance royalties to artists or labels has been a longstanding complaint from the music industry. Could that finally be changing? That’s the aim of the...
June 25, 2021
SoundExchange distributions grew 4% to $947m in 2020
US digital performance royalties agency SoundExchange has published some figures for last year, showing that its distributions grew by 4% to nearly $947m. That’s good news during the Covid-19 pandemic when other forms...
June 23, 2021
Canadian rights agency CMRRA strikes multi-year TikTok deal
When we think about licensing deals for social apps, the agreements with major labels and publishers (or, of course, the public disputes with them) get all the headlines. However, these services also need a tapestry of deals...
June 22, 2021
MP Kevin Brennan offers more details on his streaming bill
We wrote last week about British politician Kevin Brennan’s presentation of a private member’s bill in the houses of parliament that will focus on music streaming and artists. We noted that because of the way the British...
June 21, 2021