Songwriters petition as streaming royalties are being set by the copyright board

America’s Copyright Royalty Board are currently setting the standard streaming royalty rates for the next 5 years with songwriters and labels fighting services for an increase. Yesterday the Copyright Royalty Board went to court to…

The 7 best sites for free Samples and Loops

With hundreds-of-thousands of samples available across the web it’s hard to find the best ones for your mix, so we’ve compiled a collection of the best places to get samples – Oh, and they’re all…

SESAC and SUISA join forces for the first transatlantic music rights organisation

SESAC Holdings and SUISA have come together from across the ocean to launch Mint Digital Licensing, a collaborative rights collecting organisation. It seems an unlikely match, Swiss collecting society SUISA and US music rights managers…

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…

What is a Mechanical Royalty?

Mechanical royalties are a kind of publishing royalty that a songwriter can earn. Wikipedia says: The term “mechanical” and “mechanical license” has its origins in the “piano rolls” on which music was recorded in the…

Morrissey Demands Fans Not To Buy.

Morrisey is passionately asking fans NOT to buy albums/singles. Hitting the shelves late this year will be a box sets dedicated to Morriseys/Smiths music, “the singles 7” 89′-91′ “released on October 12th. Twinned by a…