Tag: royalties

Read More

Spotify payouts top $100m as it responds to indie label critics

Spotify has revealed its latest payout figures in a response to criticism earlier this week from metal label Century Media. "Spotify is now generating serious revenues for rights holders; since our launch just three years...
Read More

ASCAP inks licensing deal with Turntable.fm

US collecting society ASCAP has announced that it has a deal with hotly-tipped social music site Turntable.fm. "It's great to see a tech start-up securing an ASCAP license from the outset, ensuring that songwriters, composers...
Read More

Spotify slammed by songwriters (again)

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has criticised streaming music service Spotify for its "tiny" payments, and called for more transparency from the company.
Read More

Pandora ups IPO price but faces more scrutiny over royalty payments

US music service Pandora has raised the price range for its stock in its upcoming IPO from $7-$9 per share to $10-$12, valuing the company at a potential market cap of $1.9 billion. Pandora is now aiming to raise up to $202.6...
Read More

PRS for Music takes fingerprints with Soundmouse

Collecting society PRS For Music has signed up Soundmouse to supply audio fingerprinting technology for identifying music performances broadcast on radio.
Read More

SoundExchange and RootMusic team up to distribute unclaimed royalties

SoundExchange has made a habit of signing partnerships with music marketing services in order to sign up more artists for unclaimed royalties in recent times - for example Myspace and Sonicbids...
Read More

Music Ally Report : High Stakes For Spotify

- High Stakes For Spotify - Silicon Valley Bandwagons - Window Addressing - Country Profile: Sweden - Comment: Root Music
Read More

New president for SoundExchange

US rights organisation SoundExchange has appointed Michael Huppe as its new president, succeeding John Simson.
Read More

SoundExchange publishes its 2009 financial results

US royalties body SoundExchange has published its financial results for 2009, which have been much anticipated by supporters and critics alike. They reveal incoming royalties of $204.2 million for the year (up 20% on 2008),...
Read More

More artist anger over royalties? Ask the Glee cast…

Sony Music Entertainment appears to be facing a backlash from the cast of TV drama Glee over royalties from sales of its music. The show famously made tracks available shortly after episodes aired on TV, and generated big...
Read More

Michael Jackson royalties up 70% since he died

PRS for Music has given details of exactly how much Michael Jackson's estate has benefite from the singer's death, revealing that royalties have risen 70%...
Read More

SoundExchange under scrutiny over $200m in its coffers

US collecting body SoundExchange is under fire, after trade site Digital Music News analysed its tax returns, and found $200 million sitting in its account, unpaid to artists...