Spotify want songwriters to be paid more but they’re appealing against royalty increases

Spotify have appealed against the Copyright Royalty Boards new rates but they say they support the increased streaming rates. The US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) have defined the new royalty rate that services will legally…

South Korean music services increase payments to artists

Artists and labels are going to be paid more for their music on South Korea’s mobile services with a new change to their royalty regulations. On Tuesday South Korea’s copyright royalty regulations changed to stipulate…

How much music streaming services pay in 2019

It’s incredibly hard to gauge exactly how much each music streaming service pays out and there’s no definitive rate as it can vary widely from stream to stream depending on context, where the music was…

SoundExchange made artists $600+ million this year

SoundExchange have had a monumental year of collecting money for artists around the US and ensuring artists get paid for their music better than ever. SoundExchange have one true goal; to collect and distribute revenues…

SoundCloud Premier isn’t the best choice for artists

SoundCloud have just launched Premier which allows artists to upload their music for monetisation directly with them. But questionable terms and un-defined revenue percentages means RouteNote is still the best option for artists. Created four…

Music streaming streaming royalty rates for artists 2018

As an independent artist you want your music to get out there and for the world to hear it. But the next step once it’s live online is getting paid for it, how much exactly…

Spotify move into music licensing acquiring new company, Loudr

Spotify are expanding and they’re latest venture looks to take them into the world of music licensing, probably a good idea for the streamers. Spotify have just announced the acquisition of Loudr, a music licensing…

Streaming royalties to rise almost 50% for songwriters, US Copyright Board declare

After almost a year of discussion over music streaming rates it has been decided that songwriter’s rates will rise 50% in the next 5 years. Last march the United States Copyright Royalty Board began talks…

Facebook going legal for music with Sony/ATV deal following Universal

Facebook have signed a new deal with Sony/ATV that brings them closer to a working music copyright system. Sony/ATV have signed a licensing agreement with Facebook following Universal signing a multi-year deal with the social…

MixCloud and Gracenote partner to find music in mixes and tracks

Music streamers MixCloud have teamed up with music database Gracenote to better ID music being uploaded to them. Using Gracenote MusicID, MixCloud will be able to scan songs uploaded to them to better identify copyrighted…