Tag: songwriters

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Moonbug faces criticism over performing rights royalties

Moonbug Entertainment is the digital children's entertainment company that has rolled up successful YouTube channels.
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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.
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Sony Music Publishing launches ‘Songwriter Assistance’ program

Sony Music Publishing has launched a 'Songwriter Assistance' program offering counselling services and wellbeing resources.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Hipgnosis is launching a new songwriters guild in the US

Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis has been leading the demands for songs (as opposed to recordings) to get a bigger share of streaming royalties.