What royalties do music platforms collect?

We explore the different kinds of royalties artists can collect across music platforms and services.

How to get royalties from YouTube

Creators and artists can earn royalties from YouTube in a number of ways and RouteNote can help you make your earnings.

How do YouTube music royalties work

YouTube is a hub of music and as an artist you can release your music there in many ways and earn royalties from every play and view. We’re going to explore how music royalties work on YouTube and how you can make money with RouteNote.

Use this new royalties calculator to work out how much your music streams are worth

A royalty calculator, supported by BMAT Music Innovators, gives artists an estimate of their earnings from music streaming – and also features a very addictive interactive game.

BTS’ Suga calls out labels treatment of artists

BTS’ Suga has made comments about how labels “see the artist as a product” in a recent interview.

YouTube defends artist royalty payouts at economics of music streaming inquiry

SoundCloud and YouTube were questioned over their influence on music streaming – and Twitch had literally nothing to say.

Record labels keep half of the profits from music streaming and Nile Rodgers is calling for clarity

The second session of the UK government’s inquiry into the economics of music streaming took place last week, and this time Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers was among those giving evidence.

Do the economics of music streaming mean even established musicians can’t pay the rent?

Image Credit: Artem Bryzgalov Indie rock singer Nadine Shah has been praised for her bravery as she very publicly described struggling to make a living from music streaming, even as a Mercury-nominated musician. Giving evidence…

In an open letter to Bezos, musicians demand to know why Twitch doesn’t license music

The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) wants Amazon-owned livestreaming service Twitch to account for why it doesn’t licence music on the platform. After testifying in Congress, Jeff Bezos was asked if Twitch pays artists royalties. He…

Jeff Bezos doesn’t know if Amazon-owned company Twitch pays royalties to artists

When questioned in Congress about Twitch streaming but not licensing music, Bezos responded “I don’t know”. For some context, Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $970 million. Twitch has since grown to be the world’s…