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CD Baby has solo pianists making $7k-$10k a month from streaming services

It’s hardly a secret that one of the most lucrative genres of music – certainly in terms of the ratio of production costs versus potential royalties – is relaxing piano music. That’s thanks to the growth of...
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Imogen Heap launches her ‘Life of a Song’ project

British artist Imogen Heap has launched her ‘Life of a Song’ project, which focuses on a single track from 2005, ‘Hide and Seek’, showing exactly how it has made money over the last 13 years, as well as how those...
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Socan launches its Dataclef global music-services platform

Canadian collecting society Socan had a big announcement yesterday: a new ‘global music services platform’ called Dataclef, which it says is aimed at other collecting societies as well as music rightsholders of all sizes....
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Royalty Exchange sued by investor over breach of contract in $420,000 deal

Royalty Exchange, the broker/marketplace to connect owners of copyrights with private investors, is being sued by Ryan Stotland who invested $420,000 to take 100% ownership of the recording and publishing rights in five albums...
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Splice Sounds pays out $10m in royalties to creators since 2015 and sets up Splice Creator Initiative to help independent sound creators

Splice has announced that artists who distribute music via its Splice Sounds sample service have been paid $10m in royalties since it was set up in 2015. The company says it marks a doubling of revenues paid through to artists...
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14 PROs sign up to KUVO for monitoring electronic music plays

As Amsterdam Dance Events kicks off, KUVO (the music monitoring system developed by Pioneer) has announced it is being used by 14 PROs across 11 territories to monitor the playing of electronic music and help ensure royalties...
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Small businesses “short-changing” artists and labels to the tune of $2.7bn with streaming sleight of hand claims Nielsen study

Forget stream-ripping – this is the new “stream rip off”. Maybe. A new study from Nielsen claims that small businesses like cafes and hairdressers are cheating record labels and artists out of $2.7bn a year by streaming...
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Naxos pulls catalogue from eMusic over non-payment claims

Classical label Naxos has pulled its catalogue of 1.8m tracks from the eMusic download service due to accusations of “continued non-payment” and “non-reporting”. This follows claims in the summer that distributor...
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SoundCloud opens up its Premier monetisation program

SoundCloud has thrown the doors open wide to its SoundCloud Premier program, which enables independent artists to make money from streams of their tracks on its service. Any SoundCloud Pro and Pro Unlimited creators –...
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Spotify now pays music rightsholders $288m every month

Spotify is ten years old today as a consumer service, having launched on 10 October 2008. Among the stats being put out to celebrate the anniversary is a new figure for payouts. “As of August 31, 2018, we have paid over...
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Sentric to help dance producers get their songwriting royalties

British music-rights firm Sentric Music thinks that dance producers are missing out on royalties from the tracks that they’ve worked on – specifically publishing royalties from their songwriting contributions. Now it’s...
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‘Ethical Pool’ idea could let fans choose user-centric royalties

Industry blog Music Tech Solutions has been thinking about the debate around ‘user-centric’ streaming royalties. That’s where the royalties from every paying streamer’s monthly subscription are divided only between...