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Zoë Keating and David Lowery talk streaming, fans and music artists

Besides being musicians, Zoë Keating and David Lowery have been two of the most prominent voices for artists’ rights in the streaming era. Solo artist Keating has regularly published her streaming income data to further...
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Zoë Keating explains why she doesn’t sell merch or use YouTube

Zoë Keating is an artist who’s taken a leading role in talking about new technologies (blockchain, for example) as well as streaming royalties transparency. Her latest interview is with Emily White, author of the new...
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Zoë Keating reveals her latest per-stream payouts data

Zoë Keating has become the go-to artist for raw data on streaming payouts to musicians: because she’s fully independent with a distribution deal that gives her 100% of her recorded-music royalties. Her streaming numbers...
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Artist Zoë Keating reveals latest Spotify per-stream payouts

Independent musician Zoë Keating has been one of the key sources for anyone trying to understand the music-streaming economy for many years now. She first published her sales and streaming data (income included) in...
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Zoë Keating raises conflict-of-interest question over US MLC

We’ve reported on the process that’s going on in the US to choose a group to oversee the new Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) that is being created as a result of last year’s Music Modernization Act. Musician Zoë...
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Imogen Heap talks about Mycelia and how blockchain can help the music business

There is clearly “something in the air” (well, on the web). Yesterday we covered Zoë Keating talking about how blockchain and Bitcoin could bring greater transparency to the digital music industry. Now Forbes has run...
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Zoe Keating publishes her Spotify payouts again

“It’s been a while & a journalist asked, so I put my latest Spotify royalty payments online: Jan 2013 to May 2015,” tweeted musician Zoe Keating last night, with a link to her latest Google Doc listing her streaming...
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YouTube responds to Zoe Keating contract criticism

Not on the record, yet, but YouTube has clearly given a detailed briefing to Billboard on background, in an effort to regain the initiative in the public row surrounding independent musician Zoe Keating’s concerns about...
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Zoe Keating’s YouTube row: ‘It’s not about royalties at all’

Musician Zoe Keating’s blog post last week about her dispute with YouTube over its Music Key contract is rumbling into a big headache for the video service. Not least because she’s doing a good job of explaining her position....
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Zoe Keating says YouTube is threatening to block her channel

Did you think the rows over YouTube contracts and indie musicians would end once the company struck a deal with licensing agency Merlin? Think again. Independent musician Zoe Keating has gone public with a claim that YouTube...
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Bandcamp’s Ethan Diamond: ‘Fans want to support the artists they love’

When musician Zoe Keating published details of her 2013 earnings in February, most of the media coverage predictably focused on how little she was making from streaming services. Keating made $38.2k from sales on Apple’s...
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For Zoë Keating ‘commercial streaming will never be more than promo’

Artist Zoë Keating has been talking about her decision to share sales and streaming figures from 2013, and how she views streaming services