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...
December 16, 2019
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...
December 11, 2019
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...
November 27, 2019
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...
November 26, 2019
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...
November 14, 2019
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...
November 6, 2019
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...
October 15, 2019
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...
October 14, 2019
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...
October 8, 2019
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