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...
August 11, 2011
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...
July 21, 2011
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.
July 19, 2011
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...
June 13, 2011
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.
June 9, 2011
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...
May 13, 2011
Music Ally Report : High Stakes For Spotify
- High Stakes For Spotify - Silicon Valley Bandwagons - Window Addressing - Country Profile: Sweden - Comment: Root Music
April 14, 2011
New president for SoundExchange
US rights organisation SoundExchange has appointed Michael Huppe as its new president, succeeding John Simson.
February 10, 2011
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),...
December 22, 2010
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...
September 8, 2010
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%...
June 21, 2010