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
Accounts & Royalties Assistant – Involved Group – London
Accounts & Royalties Assistant Location: Bermondsey, London UK (we are only accepting UK based applicants for this role) Salary: £21-£23,000 pro rata dependent on experience, 3-4 Days a Week We’re the home of Anjunabeats,...
June 18, 2021
UK collecting society PPL reveals its figures for 2020
Collecting society revenues are an important metric to judge the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on musicians’ (and specifically on songwriters’) incomes. UK society PPL has announced its latest figures this morning,...
May 20, 2021
PRS for Music collections fell by 19.7% in 2020 due to Covid-19
There is good news and bad news in this morning’s financials announcement from British collecting society PRS for Music. 2020 saw record payouts from the PRO of £699.4m ($973.5m) to songwriters, composers and music publishers....
April 26, 2021
Music Ally Report : Q1 2021 Edition
Our main feature this quarter is an analysis of the UK’s music streaming economics inquiry, including its key talking points so far, and what might happen next. The report went to press before this morning’s story...
April 21, 2021
MLC collects over $40m in first month of operations
The US Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is up and running, collecting and matching publishing royalties from streaming services. The organisation has revealed details of its January collections and distributions, with...
April 20, 2021