Spotify now show credits for songwriters on each track

Songwriters are getting the credit they deserve when listeners stream their songs as Spotify will now show the songwriter credits for all tracks. The modern music industry can be rife with a lack of credit…

Streaming royalties to rise almost 50% for songwriters, US Copyright Board declare

After almost a year of discussion over music streaming rates it has been decided that songwriter’s rates will rise 50% in the next 5 years. Last march the United States Copyright Royalty Board began talks…

YouTube blocked music in Finland after licensing deal breaks down

YouTube is one of the top places to go for music online, but for Finnish users lots of music was blocked thanks to a licensing mishap. YouTube and music have a sometimes rocky relationship and…

Spotify launch The Equalizer Project to promote female equality in the music industry

Spotify and songwriter Max Martin are joining together to promote diversity in the workplace by promoting women in the music industry. The Equalizer Project is a Swedish initiative that aims to highlight the gender divide…

How to make money on your SoundCloud tracks from the first play for free

Monetizing your tracks on SoundCloud is now easier than ever before and this guide will show you how you can quickly start making money from your song’s first play FREE with RouteNote. SoundCloud have just…

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…

Jay Z was “flipping out” after becoming the first rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z has become the first rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame saying that “This is a win for us“. This June in New York, Jay Z will become the first…

Song lyrics now in Apple Music, here’s how to prepare your tracks for lyrics

Apple launched song lyrics on Apple Music with iOS 10 and now to make sure they can obtain the licenses Apple have a guide to preparing your music for lyrics licenses. With the release of…

Impacts of the Consent Decree on songwriters explained

Editor’s Note: This infographic is intended to visualize the recent decisions made by the Department of Justice for the Consent Decrees. For more information on these decisions and how they could impact songwriters, please check…

DJ Mixes Now Payout For Music Used In Mixes Automatically

A new deal with Dubset Media Holdings means songs and samples used in DJ Mixes will automatically generate revenue for the original copyright holders. DJ mixes play a large part of the online indie music…