SESAC and SUISA join forces for the first transatlantic music rights organisation

SESAC Holdings and SUISA have come together from across the ocean to launch Mint Digital Licensing, a collaborative rights collecting organisation. It seems an unlikely match, Swiss collecting society SUISA and US music rights managers…

SOCAN acquire Audiam to “fix” online music rights and royalties

Canadian organisation SOCAN have made another purchase that positions them in the prime spot to help artists fairly receive what they’re owed from music online. SOCAN’s latest purchase is royalty collecting society Audiam, founded by…

Apple hit out at Spotify and YouTube with streaming royalty rate proposal

In a proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board Apple have suggested introducing a flat rate for music streaming royalties, at the expense of ‘freemium’ streaming services. It’s something that has become a common conflict in…

PRS For Music 2015 finance report revealed showing revenue rises

UK based music royalty collector PRS For Music’s official 2015 financial report has been released after announcing the results earlier this year. The report shows firstly that their 4.7% increase in revenues of £513.5 million…

Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud and more join Berklee College of Music’s initiative for music streaming royalties

Berklee College of Music have revealed their Open Music Initiative (OMI) that aims to streamline copyright and royalties for digital music distribution. The digital music market is massive and now accounts for the majority of…