Tag: royalties

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Universal Music hails China sales success for Linong Chen

The major western music companies are, it’s fair to say, very keen to expand their foothold in the Chinese music industry. From beefing up their offices in China to taking investment from its digital industry’s...
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NMPA boss promises big fight over ‘CRB IV’ streaming rates

It’s not just Twitch that’s rousing NMPA boss David Israelite again this week. He’s also been talking to Rolling Stone about the rate-setting process for mechanical streaming songwriter royalties in the...
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Swedish collecting society STIM’s revenues grew 15% in 2019

STIM is the main collecting society in Sweden, and like many of its counterparts around the world, it enjoyed healthy growth in its royalty collections last year. According to its annual report, STIM’s revenues grew...
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NMPA reveals US publishing revenues grew by 11.6% in 2019

US publishing body the NMPA held its annual meeting yesterday – the first time it’s been online. It included some new stats from president and CEO David Israelite. He revealed that US publishing industry revenues...
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French PRO Sacem launches a royalties scheme for livestreams

Artists and DJs are turning to livestreaming in their thousands during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the music being played is generating royalties through licences negotiated by the livestreaming platforms, but a lot of...
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ANote Music investment platform to launch in late July

ANote Music is the latest startup hoping to persuade people to invest in music royalties – by getting artists, labels, publishers and songwriters to put portions of their catalogues up for sale. It’s launching on...
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BPI boss sparks debate with views on #BrokenRecord campaign

Geoff Taylor, head of British music industry body the BPI, gave his views on the #BrokenRecord campaign to Music Week on Friday, sparking some sharp responses on Twitter. #BrokenRecord, remember, is the campaign involving...
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Spotify countersues Sosa Entertainment alleging stream fraud

In November 2019, we reported on the latest lawsuit filed against Spotify, from music company Sosa Entertainment and its sister firm Pro Music Rights. They claimed that Spotify had not paid the full royalties for more than...
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Nelson Can launch remixes project – and will share royalties

Ever since we saw them live at the by:Larm festival in 2018, we loved Danish band Nelson Can – and were sad to see them split earlier this year. However, they’ve got one more project on the go, and it’s an interesting...
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MMF boss slams ‘laughably obtuse’ resistance to streaming reform

Yesterday was quite a day for Music Ally on social media: our piece exploring how streaming services can generate more royalties for artists was shared approvingly by both Daniel Ek and David Lowery – surely a first,...
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SoundExchange has distributed more than $7bn since 2003

US royalties-collecting organisation SoundExchange has hit a new milestone: $7bn of distributions since it was created in 2003. The company passed $5bn of distributions in late 2017, and was thought to have reached $6bn in...
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BMI seeks to reassure songwriters about future royalties payouts

We reported yesterday on US collecting society ASCAP’s announcement that it was delaying its next set of distributions from 6 April to 28 April. That news is already sparking a reaction from some songwriters online, with...