Tag: royalties

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Discovery Networks under fire over music-royalties changes

The way musicians and composers are paid for music used within TV shows is causing controversy as 2019 comes to an end. Broadcaster Discovery Networks is under fire in the US for a new policy regarding composers working on...
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Corite raises $24k in fan-funding for artists in first month

Music Ally wrote about the beta launch of Swedish fan-funding startup Corite in October, with five artists raising money from fans in exchange for a share of their royalties. Now the company has provided an update on how...
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PPL teams up with Sound Credit to improve recording metadata

Across the world, there are lots of different initiatives afoot to tackle the music industry’s metadata problems – including accurately filling out the credits for songs and recordings. The latest example comes from...
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Spotify faces another digital royalties-related lawsuit

Will Spotify’s lawyers ever be able to enjoy their Christmas dinners without a looming royalties lawsuit? The latest comes from independent music company Sosa Entertainment and its sister firm Pro Music Rights. MBW reports that...
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Audiam has collected $120m of royalties for clients in four years

Rights-management firm Audiam has published some new figures about its business, including the fact that it has collected more than $120m of royalties for its clients over the last four years. What’s more, the company...
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PRS for Music launches a data dashboard for songwriters

PRS for Music is the latest company to join the analytics bonanza with the launch yesterday (5 November) of a bespoke royalty dashboard for writers, their managers and publishers. It is available to all PRS members through...
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PRS conference on AI – 17th October 2019

PRS for Music is hosting an event on 17th October at its London offices on AI and music and what it will mean for music creation as well as royalty payments. PRS Explores: Artificial Intelligence – Melody + The Machine...
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Australian publishing income rises to all-time high; digital is the hero – again

It’s a story that has been repeated many times in recent years – music revenues are rising and digital is the motor behind it all. It’s never something to be blasé about – especially for those who remember the painful...
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Revelator tests its ‘artist wallet’ with Teosto and Bmat

Early this year, Music Ally reported on Israeli company Revelator’s plans to launch a rights-admin and payments spin-off called Original Works, complete with an ‘artist wallet’ app to track payments, register...
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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...
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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...
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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...