Coronavirus: Bandcamp and Musicares join efforts to help artists
Alright then. We definitely want to maintain a ‘business as usual’ aspect to Music Ally’s news coverage, but as you’ll tell from our lineup today, coronavirus is overshadowing a lot that’s happening...
March 18, 2020
Audiam founder publishes ‘definitive guide to Spotify royalties’
“When I began to write this article, I thought it would be a quick one,” writes Jeff Price, the founder of royalty-collecting firm Audiam, in the introduction to ‘The Definitive Guide to Spotify Royalties‘....
March 13, 2020
The Trichordist publishes per-stream royalties data for 2019
Every year, artist-rights blog The Trichordist publishes an updated ‘streaming price bible’ comparing the per-stream payouts of the major music streaming services. The latest version, for 2019, was published overnight,...
March 6, 2020
Report: global value of music copyright reached $30.1bn in 2018
One of the quirks of the way the music industry makes its market data available is that we tend to talk about the ‘value of the industry’ purely in terms of recordings: thanks to the IFPI’s annual Global Music Report....
March 2, 2020
Socan collections exceeded $400m for the first time in 2019
The latest collecting society announcing growth in its annual collections is Canadian PRO Socan. It estimates that it collected C$405.5m (around US$305.1m) in 2019 – the first time its collections have exceeded $400m in...
February 26, 2020
Primary Wave buys stake in the royalties of artist Air Supply
Soft-rock band Air Supply had some big hits in the early 1980s, and while the group continued as a going concern well into the 2010s, we’re a little surprised to be writing about them in 2020. But perhaps we shouldn’t...
February 20, 2020
Universal Music Publishing Group launches new royalties portal
UMPG is the latest publisher launching a slick royalties app for its songwriters to keep tabs on their earnings. UMPG Window is an iOS and Android app, and also a website, which will show writers their earnings by work title,...
February 19, 2020
Splice has now paid out more than $25m to sample creators
Music-creation platform Splice launched its Splice Sounds sample library in 2015, and by October 2018 it had paid out $10m in royalties to the musicians who’d created its samples. Now the company has announced another...
February 11, 2020
Music monitoring startup Audoo launches equity crowdfunding campaign
British music/tech startup Audoo has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign, in which it will attempt to raise $250k of funding at a valuation of £6m. CEO Ryan Edwards launched the campaign last night at the latest...
February 6, 2020
How do 24-7 YouTube lo-fi hip-hop channels make their money?
As podcasts have become more strategically important both to music streaming services and to the music industry, so Hot Pod News has become one of our trusted sources for information on the podcasting world. Its latest piece,...
January 29, 2020
Pro Music Rights extends streaming lawsuits beyond Spotify
In November 2019, we reported on the latest lawsuit filed against Spotify by music rightsholders: Sosa Entertainment and its sister firm Pro Music Rights. Sosa was claiming that it had not been paid the full royalties for...
January 29, 2020
SoundExchange paid out $908.2m to artists and labels in 2019
US performing rights body SoundExchange saw its payouts to artists and labels fall by 4.7% in 2019, although that’s because of the impact of a $150m settlement with SiriusXM the year before, which wasn’t repeated in...
January 28, 2020