YouTube launches educational site for songwriters and producers
Spotify has its Noteable website with resources for songwriters, and now YouTube is following suit with a new 'YouTube for Songwriters & Producers' hub.
June 14, 2022
The Ivors Academy launches Creative Entrepreneurship diploma
Music organisations around the world are thinking about how to help the next generation of executives be as diverse and talented as possible.
May 19, 2022
MMF sets out three-step plan for making sure songwriters get paid accurately
Much of the debate around songwriters’ earnings from music streaming revolves around whether they should be paid a lot more.
May 12, 2022
Moonbug faces criticism over performing rights royalties
Moonbug Entertainment is the digital children's entertainment company that has rolled up successful YouTube channels.
March 17, 2022
Ivors Academy launches ‘In The Room’ leadership programme
UK songwriting body The Ivors Academy is launching a new programme aimed at young songwriters and composers.
March 9, 2022
Sony Music Publishing launches ‘Songwriter Assistance’ program
Sony Music Publishing has launched a 'Songwriter Assistance' program offering counselling services and wellbeing resources.
February 1, 2022
The Ivors Academy’s new chair is… Broken Record founder Tom Gray
Last week, Crispin Hunt stepped down as chair of UK songwriters body The Ivors Academy. His replacement is Tom Gray.
February 1, 2022
Ivors Academy chair Crispin Hunt steps down for new blood
There's a perception – not entirely unfair – that senior figurehead status at a music industry body is something often clung onto for as long as possible.
January 25, 2022
Family in Music to launch MgNTa online music identifier
We’ve seen various attempts in recent years to improve the quality of metadata identifying the writers of songs and their splits. Session, for example, has created tools to encourage songwriters to start creating this...
January 18, 2022
ECSA publishes fee and master point guidelines for songwriters
It's a set of 'fee and master point guidelines for songwriters based on case studies and opinions from members DPA, The Ivors Academy and VERSO.
November 24, 2021
Björn Ulvaeus launches ‘Credits Due’ songwriters campaign
Abba's Björn Ulvaeus has kicked off the latest attempt to cure the music industry's metadata headaches, with an initiative called Credits Due.
September 22, 2021