Royalty Exchange Blog

Hot Hitmakers: Lead Singer of Portugal. The Man New To Chart

in Charts

John Gourley of Portugal. The Man ranks at No. 15 for his work on hit song "Feel It Still" while Cardi B steadily moves up the chart.

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Spotify's Publishing Woes Compound, While The Music Biz Plays Nice On Pre-1972 Recordings

in Royalty News

Bluewater Music's lawsuit has big implications for Spotify, while several historical adversaries band together in support of a a bill designed to award radio royalties to pre-1972 recordings.

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An Insider Weighs In On Bluewater’s Spotify Lawsuit

in Royalty News, Insights

The former VP of Licensing for Bluewater Publishing gives some background into the publisher's recently filed lawsuit agains Spotify.

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Hot Hitmakers: New Jay-Z Album Makes For New Chart Leader

in Charts

Jay-Z is among six songwriters to debut on this week's Hot Hitmakers Chart. These newcomers bump consistent leaders from their top seats as well as wrap up the chart.

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Big Music Publishing Catalogs Attract Big Checks, While Quincy Jones Sues Michael Jackson's Estate

in Royalty News, Royalty Investing

Recent deals point to the increasing value of music publishing today, while an unfortunate lawsuit emerges between Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson's estate.

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Music Rights Used Right: How These Five Artists Managed Their Money

in Money Matters

Not all artists mismanage their money. Here are five who made smart financial decisions, and what you can learn from them.

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Hot Hitmakers: Despacito Proves A Huge Success For Contributing Songwriters

in Charts

Summer hit 'Despacito' has held the No.1 seat on the Billboard Hot 100 for 9 consecutive weeks and songwriters are finally receiving recognition

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Mid-Year Streaming Spikes, Concord Continues Its Buying Spree, And Measuring Streaming 'Hits'

in Royalty News

In this week's roundup of music royalty news, subscription streaming continues to spike, Concord acquires more catalog (this time from WMG), and we debate the number of streams it takes to call a song a 'hit.'

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Hot Hitmakers: Successful Debut Mixtape Creates Huge Buzz For Atlanta Rappers

in Charts

Playboi Carti and producer Pi’erre Bourne are steadily moving up the charts in the wake of Carti's debut mixtape.

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Paul McCartney Settles With Sony/ATV, Pandora CEO Steps Down & Canada Has Big Win Against Piracy

in Royalty News

Paul McCartney finally settles his rights dispute with Sony/ATV as they acquire EuropaCorp music catalog. Pandora's CEO steps down signaling a huge change for the company while Canada has a huge win against online piracy.

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