Copyright Royalty Board Approves Industry-Wide Settlement for 15.35% Royalty Increase
The rate will gradually increase over the next five years.
TikTok's Royalties Are 500 Times Lower Than Other Streaming Platforms, Report Suggests
"The numbers are horrifying."
YouTube's New Creator Music Program Is Its Solution to Copyright Strikes and TikTok
Content creators will be able to share revenue with the artists whose music they use.
Defected Records Sets 30% Minimum Royalty Rate for Recording Artists and Producers
Defected has reportedly also written off un-recouped debts that were signed pre-2012.
House Representative Rashida Tlaib Takes Aim at Music Streaming Services In New Resolution
It is the "duty of the Federal Government to establish a new royalty program," according to Tlaib's resolution.
"Race to the Bottom": U.S. Representative Drafts Letter to Congress for Music Streaming Royalty Reform
"Streaming music platforms' payouts per stream are minuscule, and declining each year—leaving working musicians with little of the income generated by these platforms."
Copyright Royalty Board Approves Rate Increase for Songwriters and Music Publishers
The news precipitated an appeal from four major providers of streaming services.
Enforcing Rights Just Got Much Easier for Copyright Owners
Rights-holders may be awarded damages by submitting an infringement notice with the Copyright Claims Board.
Four Tet Wins Legal Battle Over Streaming Royalties Dispute
Four Tet will reportedly receive roughly $70,000 after his label, Domino, recognized his entitlement to a 50% royalty share.
Songwriters May Get a 32% Increase In Mechanical Royalties for Downloads and Physical Products
The rate increase wouldn't take effect until 2023.
Open Letter From Congress Rips Spotify's Controversial Discovery Mode, Seeks Financial Transparency
Congressional leaders are requesting Spotify release a monthly report of all the content included in its promotional Discovery Mode feature.
Killabite Media Accused of Stealing Hundreds of Thousands In Royalties From Artists
Killabite's founder has vanished from social media since the negligence was exposed by a music producer who claims the label scammed over 150 artists.
3LAU Is Giving Away a Singular Copy of a New Song And Its Rights—As an NFT
The idea was developed in the spirit of Wu-Tang Clan's "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" album release.
Four Tet Alleges Domino Removed 3 of His Albums Amid Ongoing Lawsuit
Four Tet sued the Domino Recording Company in summer 2021 over streaming rates.
Royalties for Kygo's "Firestone" Land On Royalty Exchange's Secondary Marketplace
Kygo's "Firestone" royalties are in search of their forever home.
Songwriters Get Hit In the Wallet by Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora... Again
David Israelite, president and CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, said major streaming services "have proposed the lowest royalty rates in history."
Fans Will Soon Have the Opportunity to Invest In KSHMR's Music
Royalty investing platform Republic.co is once again empowering retail investors with an exciting new opportunity that could shape the long-term future of commercial music.
Publishing Rights for Avicii's "Without You" Fetch $65,000 at Auction
The investor is still likely to foresee a handsome 11% internal rate of return even after the high upfront price tag.
Eddie Johns, Artist Behind Daft Punk's "One More Time" Sample, Seeks Royalties for Source Material
Daft Punk have been paying bi-annual royalties to the rights holder of "More Spell On You," but the track's author Eddie Johns has gone uncompensated.
Spotify's 10 Highest-Earning Artists Have Raked in a Combined $337 Million
The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris are the top dance music earners on Spotify.
Copyright Law: Navigating the Songwriting Process and Staying out of (Legal) Trouble
Prevent hiccups in this lengthy process by not infringing other artists' rights.
Industry News Round-Up: NAMM, Songwriter Royalties, Spotify Remixes, and More
We've seen some amazing technology come from NAMM 2018.
WE SPOKE WITH GARETH EMERY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF MUSIC STREAMING [INTERVIEW]
Gareth Emery talks about the Crypto-Music Revolution