Report: TikTok is testing a native audience network for ads
If TikTok is going to pay sizeable royalties to music rightsholders at some point, it’s going to need sizeable revenues, with advertising likely to loom large. So, AdWeek’s report on the company’s plans should make...
August 28, 2019
NMPA attacks Spotify and Amazon in latest royalties battle
Ding ding! Round… well, we’re not sure what round we’re into now if the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and Spotify were having a boxing match. But the slugs keep on coming. Remember how Spotify announced that...
August 28, 2019
Copyright hub ICE has paid out more than €1bn of digital royalties
ICE, the copyright hub co-founded by collecting societies PRS for Music, Gema and Stim, has announced a new milestone this morning: more than €1bn of digital royalties paid out to societies and publishers. That first billion...
August 27, 2019
Startup Audoo adds more industry veterans to its advisory board
Audoo is one of the startups trying to ensure musicians get paid the royalties due to them – in its case, by developing tech to monitor music usage with a device placed in gyms, cafes and other public venues that feeds...
August 23, 2019
Fake music uploads can generate tens of thousands in royalties
In the last year, Music Ally has reported on some of the examples of ‘fake uploads’ to streaming services and download stores. That’s when scammers take rare/bootleg tracks from famous artists and upload them (via a...
August 22, 2019
DSPs and NMPA filings are in over new CRB royalty rates
Breaking news: there isn’t just one appeal against the new songwriter-royalty rates proposed by the Copyright Royalty Board in the US. The one from Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon we all know about – it was officially...
August 16, 2019
The US has a brand new collecting society called AllTrack
New US collecting society AllTrack has opened up its ‘digital creator platform’ so that songwriters and publishers can sign up to be represented by the organisation. It will be collecting public-performance royalties...
August 15, 2019
Swedish startup Corite launches fan-funding platform for artists
PledgeMusic may have collapsed, but there are other fan-funding startups emerging in its wake. The latest is from Sweden and is called Corite, and it’s one of the growing number of platforms that aim to get fans to invest...
August 13, 2019
While She Sleeps launch t-shirt based on Spotify royalties
British rock band While She Sleeps aren’t just a dab hand at this metalcore business: they also have a new sideline as open-source merchandise activists. The band have created a new t-shirt design displaying this message:...
August 8, 2019
The ‘unintended consequences’ of user-centric streaming payouts
Here’s the thing about the ‘user-centric’ model of music-streaming payouts: it’s nowhere near as simple as a lot of people think it is, on several levels. The idea of each streaming subscriber’s monthly payment...
August 8, 2019
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor criticises music-streaming payouts
Slipknot are back with a new album, a big tour and some nifty Facebook camera effects (as we reported yesterday). But the band’s Corey Taylor has also been having his say on the topic of music-streaming royalties, in a...
August 6, 2019
Sony/ATV promises ‘major’ upgrades to royalty-processing system
Faster payments and more-transparent reporting has been the clarion call for a number of companies hoping to disrupt the world of publishing. The implicit (and sometimes explicit) criticism contained within their promises...
August 1, 2019