Spotify Respond To Criticism From Joanna Newsom

Photography credit: LaVladina on Flickr Last week musician Joanna Newsom threw punches at Spotify for its treatment of artists but Spotify’s response shows it to be a misunderstanding. In an interview with the LA Times…

Spotify Cracking Down On “Playola” Playlist Payments

For several months there have been increasing reports of “playola” around playlists on Spotify, a method in which curators of popular playlists will request money from labels in exchange for adding their tracks to the…

What currency do I get paid in with RouteNote?

US Dollars. Currently all payments from RouteNote are paid in US Dollars. However, since we are paying artists via Paypal, it makes it very easy for artists to transfer that money into any currency.

SoundExchange See Record Payments Through Q3 2014

SoundExchange distribute royalties to artist and labels for “non-interactive digital transmissions, including satellite, Internet radio, and cable television music channels”. SoundExchange announced a record $267m was paid out to record labels and performing artists in…