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…

How to write a hit – 10 top songwriting tips from famous musicians

Even if you’ve written one hundred songs before, sitting down to write a song can be one of the hardest things to do as a musician. Whether it be finding inspiration, finding the right key,…

Global music royalties show massive growth to €8.34 billion

Digital music has changed how we release and consume music and though many worried it was to a detriment the music industry is showing incredible growth, and streaming is powering it. The 2018 Global Collections…

The Really Useful Chord Progression Poster is really useful

After many people found the Really Useful Piano Poster really useful the company is back on Kickstarter with a poster that songwriters will find… really useful. Earlier in the year we shared a Kickstarter campaign…

Spotify reveal the nominees for 2018’s Secret Genius Awards

After the success of last year’s inaugural Secret Genius Awards show, Spotify are back to celebrate the biggest inspirations and influences in music that are under-recognised – the Secret Geniuses. On November 16th Spotify return…

How to copyright your music

Copyright provides protection of ownership over your music and ensures if it’s stolen that you have the rights to defend your property. It’s important to understand copyright and how you can protect yours. Copyright gives…

Think your Metadata’s unimportant? Think again

In this digital age of music some things are crucial to making it as an artist and as Spotify say, Metadata is the gluten holding your bread together. If you’ve ever used us to get…

Look out major labels, Apple are moving into music publishing

Apple’s world domination spreads further as reports claim they are looking to get into music publishing through their streaming service Apple Music.  According to people involved in the matter Apple are expanding their spot in…

Artists now credited on over half a billion YouTube videos

YouTube have added musical credits for over 500 million videos giving artists and writers their deserved acknowledgement in the millions of videos they are used. YouTube have added a new section to the descriptions of…

Spotify move into music licensing acquiring new company, Loudr

Spotify are expanding and they’re latest venture looks to take them into the world of music licensing, probably a good idea for the streamers. Spotify have just announced the acquisition of Loudr, a music licensing…