Tag: user-centric

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What do artists think about music streaming? IAO asked them…

Artists have been making their voices heard more loudly on a range of issues around music and tech in recent years.
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UMG talks social media, catalogue values and user-centric payouts

Universal Music Group published its Q2 2022 financial results yesterday, revealing a 17.3% year-on-year growth in its revenues to €2.54bn.
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WMG signs up for SoundCloud’s ‘fan-powered royalties’

Warner Music Group has become the first major to sign up for SoundCloud's user-centric 'fan-powered royalties' system.
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How do SoundCloud’s ‘fan-powered royalties’ work for artists?

SoundCloud revealed its 'fan-powered royalties' plans in March 2021, applying them to its community of independent artists.
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Study: Which genres benefit from streaming’s pro-rata payouts?

The latest study of what a shift from 'pro rata' to 'user-centric' systems of streaming payouts means has been published.
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SoundCloud reveals some stats on its ‘Fan-Powered Royalties’

It's just over a year since SoundCloud launched its user-centric 'Fan-Powered Royalties' system, so how is it going?
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SoundCloud and music: ‘It’s about watching artists and fans connect’

SoundCloud has been reinventing itself over the last few years. You could say it's going back to its roots.
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Tidal reveals its user-centric payout plans and adds a free tier

Tidal is the latest streaming service to explore user-centric payouts for artists. The company will roll its plans out over two phases: 'direct-to-artist payments' start today, with a full 'fan-centered royalties' system...
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SoundCloud says fan-powered royalties paid off for Portishead

In July, Portishead became one of the most high-profile artists to test SoundCloud's user-centric 'fan-powered royalties' system, with a cover of Abba's 'SOS'.
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Portishead test SoundCloud ‘fan-powered royalties’ with Abba cover

The guiding principle of user-centric royalties is that the winners don't take it all; that the money, money, money is shared out more fairly; that the name of the game is to pay more to artists as a thank you for the music...
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SoundCloud clarifies revenue share from ‘fan-powered royalties’

Earlier this week we reported on a SoundCloud interview with Vice that suggested the company would be taking a 45% cut from its new ‘fan-powered royalties’ (user-centric) system. The company has since revealed...
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SoundCloud will take 45% cut of ‘fan-powered royalties’

When SoundCloud announced plans to launch user-centric (or in its terms, ‘fan-powered’) payouts recently, it didn’t say how the system would affect its share of revenues. Now the company has revealed that...