The secret Universal ‘fake artists’ behind a bunch of Spotify’s most streamed tracks – revealed

Andreas Romdhane and Josef Seeland on the left with BMI staff Spotify’s playlists have been found to feature hundreds of questionable artists, which have been found out to be just two fellas. Last summer Music…

YouTube to pay out more royalties for music thanks to ASCAP deal

YouTube have come to a deal with royalty collecting society ASCAP to make sure artists are paid their fair share for music on YouTube. YouTube have faced a lot of controversy in recent years, largely…

Giant music streaming rises cause record $1B+ revenues for ASCAP & a LANDR partnership

ASCAP have revealed record levels of income thanks to music streaming booming, and announce LANDR partnership for member benefits. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) have announced their revenues from last year…

Impacts of the Consent Decree on songwriters explained

Editor’s Note: This infographic is intended to visualize the recent decisions made by the Department of Justice for the Consent Decrees. For more information on these decisions and how they could impact songwriters, please check…

ASCAP Overstep The Mark, Told Off By The Boss

Perorming rights societies. Whose interests do they really represent? As with all big agglomerations, the opinions of the individual member can get somewhat swamped, and as the big societies are used to throwing the weight…