Tag: zoe keating
It’s 2020 so of course there are now fake artist livestreams
There was good news for fans of musician Zoe Keating in late August: one of her cancelled gigs was being replaced by a ticketed livestream. The only downside: Keating knew nothing about it. It had been created as an event...
October 28, 2020
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...
July 14, 2020
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...
March 2, 2020
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...
January 13, 2020
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...
November 22, 2019
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...
April 15, 2019
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...
July 29, 2015
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...
May 22, 2015
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...
January 30, 2015
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....
January 30, 2015
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...
January 23, 2015
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...
June 12, 2014