How to change payment method for Spotify Premium

It’s quick and easy to update your payment details on Spotify if you need use a different credit card. Spotify accept many recurring payment methods, depending on your country. Head to your account page here…

Where to sell beat licenses online in 2020

So you’ve finished crafting the perfect hip-hop beat, but not sure what to do next? Here’s how to spread the word and sell licenses. When selling beats online, you want your music to be in…

Sofar Sounds raise $25m, but will artists see any of that?

Sofar Sounds are bringing unique, intimate gigs to people’s living rooms and other mysterious locations – but are they for the artists, the audience, or themselves? Sofar Sounds aren’t just a live sessions producer, nor…

Feedbands are paying artists for streams with cryptocurrency

Feedbands is a new music streaming service with a difference, it pays artists for every stream using a cryptocurrency. Feedbands, a vinyl subscription service and crowd sourced independent record label, are planning to become the…

Kanye West clashes with Jay-Z’s Tidal backing out of his exclusive deal

Just days after Jay-Z released his first album in 4 years exclusively on Tidal, his good friend Kanye West has clashed with Tidal abandoning their exclusive deal. Jay-Z’s celebrations for his 13th album to go…

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…

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…