How to collect YouTube royalties

At RouteNote, we have two programs that can help you monetize your music and videos on YouTube. Which benefits you the most? Simply put, YouTube Content ID will help you monetize your music across all…

How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

Japan protects artists with new 70 year Copyright laws

Japan have updated their copyright laws to protect intellectual property for up to 70 years following agreements with countries around the world. Japan have updated their copyright law to extend the copyright protection period from…

Happy Birthday is Free: The Song Enters the Public Domain After Federal Court Ruling in USA

Its now official, Happy Birthday is in the public domain. In a 43-page decision, US District Judge George King ruled that the original copyright on the song, filed by the Clayton F. Summy Co. in…