The NMPA’s boss feels positive streaming rate increases will stay in the US

A recent decision by the US Copyright Royalty Board to increase songwriter’s streaming rates is being appealed but artist representatives and the NMPA remain hopeful. Last year, the US Copyright Royalty Board declared a decision…

What is SoundExchange & how do I collect extra royalties for my music?

Without wanting to sound like a PPI salesman, you may have unpaid royalties from services such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances. Register with SoundExchange for free to check and collect. For those unaware, the…

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…

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…

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…

Copyright Royalty Board Just Increased Rates For Streaming Music

The Copyright Royalty Board have just released new webcasting rates for 2016 to 2020 for streaming services like Pandora. From January 2016 royalty rates for digital sound transmissions (music streaming to you and I) will…