Could user-centric payouts also be applied to book publishing?
Spotify’s former chief economist Will Page is now reportedly writing a book – but he’s certainly writing for The Bookseller, the publishing-industry trade mag. He’s just penned a column exploring whether the user-centric...
October 24, 2019
Deezer steps up its efforts to introduce user-centric payments
Deezer is hoping to launch a pilot of a user-centric payment system (UCPS) by early 2020 in France, if it can persuade labels to back the idea. As part of its preparations, it has launched a website this morning explaining...
September 11, 2019
The ‘unintended consequences’ of user-centric streaming payouts
Here’s the thing about the ‘user-centric’ model of music-streaming payouts: it’s nowhere near as simple as a lot of people think it is, on several levels. The idea of each streaming subscriber’s monthly payment...
August 8, 2019
Because Music boss backs ‘user-centric’ music-streaming model
The latest industry figure to come out batting for the ‘user-centric’ model of streaming royalties is Emmanuel De Buretel, in an interview with French newspaper Les Échos, subsequently spotted by MBW. De Buretel warned...
July 5, 2019
User-centric streaming payouts: Apple, major labels, new artists…
Apple has internally modelled how a user-centric system of music-royalty payouts would work, in an effort to understand its potential impact on artists and labels, according to Crispin Hunt, chair of songwriting body The...
May 9, 2019
New study explores impact of user-centric music-streaming payouts
‘User-centric’ streaming payouts refers to a proposed system where the royalties generated by someone’s subscription would be divided only between the artists that they listen to, rather than going into a central pool...
March 5, 2018
How would user-centric payouts affect the music-streaming world?
‘User-centric’ licensing is where the royalties from a streaming subscription only go to the artists who that subscriber listens to, rather than into a bigger pool split by overall share of all the streams on the platform. There...
March 2, 2018
Spotify ‘Bulgarian’ scam fuels call from MMF for user-centric licensing debate
The 'Bulgarian scam' on Spotify, revealed earlier this week by MBW, allegedly involved an entity uploading a collection of sub one-minute tracks to Spotify; then arranging them into a few playlists. Devices tied to Premium...
February 22, 2018
Biggest tracks could be main losers from user-centric streaming payouts (#SlushMusic)
Research being conducted in Finland into a ‘user-centric’ payments model for music-streaming suggests that the biggest tracks may be the main losers under such a system. That’s according to Lottaliina Pokkinen, head...
November 30, 2017
SACEM boss talks YouTube, blockchain and user-centric streaming royalties
At a recent event organised by collecting society PRS for Music, MEP Mary Honeyball noted that the debate around copyright reform and the ‘value gap’ has split the European Parliament like never before. “We have...
July 17, 2017