Distrokid YouTube Content ID Run by Audiam

Distrokid has been using Audiam to collect their YouTube Content ID royalties since the beginning. Over the past few months artists have been having issues with adding their music to the YouTube Content ID system…

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Music Copyright – but were afraid to ask

Copyright is a massive part of the music industry – it’s what protects you music as intellectual property and everyone else’s. An understanding of copyright is vital to navigating the world of music legally when…

Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know

In the digital music age copyrights and sampling laws have become a much more prescient issue in music. Producer Abid Hussain summarises what you need to know in his great talk at Ableton’s Loop summit….

Music Copyrights: What different music licenses mean

Music licenses can be a complex matter and there are a lot of different types available that are worth understanding to ensure your music is protected correctly and that all artists earn their royalties fairly….

How to protect your music and understand copyright laws

Music copyrights can seem like a confusing and dangerous system but with a basic understanding you can keep yourself safe whilst protecting your own music. The music industry is imbued with copyright laws at every…

Artist royalties on SiriusXM get major 40% boost but stock plummets

SiriusXM have been told to increase the royalties they pay out for music plays, which is great but now their stock is falling. Online radio service SiriusXM has been told by the US Copyright Royalty…

Digital Music Copyright – Basics

Understanding Copyright So, you are a songwriter, the second your tune, melody and/or lyrics for a song or work leaves your head and takes the form of something concrete, for example, sheet music, a demo…

Merlin Remove Content from Simfy Over Equity Issue – Something for Nothing?

Merlin has announced that they will be pulling their members music from German music streaming service Simfy. Merlin is a very large independent music licensor. Simfy failed to report royalties over the summer months (due…