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Hot Hitmakers: Miley Cyrus & Childish Gambino Join The Ranks Alongside Their Cowriters

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Miley Cyrus Skyrockets Up The Chart While Donald Glover Gets Comfortable

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This Week in Royalties: SoundExchange Acquires CMRRA, DoJ Doubles Down on Consent Decree, and Spotify Admits Artists Aren't Paid Enough (Sort of)

The traditional royalty collection and distribution entities make big bets on streamlining the process between multiple entities, while Spotify contends that the value chain paying artists for streaming is "broken," and the government continues to get in the way.

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Hot Hitmakers: Russ Vitale Makes His Return While Brothers Ayo & Teo Hold Their Spot

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Kendrick Lamar tracks begin to drop from the charts making room for the return of rapper Russ Vitale amidst the rankings

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This Week In Royalties: Pandora's Fate, Kobalt's Financing, and SESAC's Future

Both Pandora and Kobalt received significant new investment this week, but a sale of either is still a very real possibility. Meanwhile SESAC, which itself was recently acquired, talks its future under new ownership.

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Hot Hitmakers: Alessia Caracciolo and the Ayo & Teo Brothers Make Their Debut

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Viral sensations Ayo & Teo make their debut on the songwriting chart, along with Zedd collaborator Alessia Cara

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Smart Ways To Invest In Yourself At Every Stage of Your Music Career

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Artists who’ve raised money with us give their recommendations on how to invest in your music, based on where you are in your career and how much you can afford to spend, in order to get the most bang for your buck.

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This Week In Royalties: SoundExchange/iHeartRadio Revenues Fall + Sony/Applebee's Lawsuit

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Both SoundExchange and iHeartRadio report lower earnings, for completely different reasons. Meanwhile, Applebee's looks to be in a load of trouble over using unlicensed music.

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Sonic Logos, Branding, and The Royalty Opportunity

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Sonic logos can be just as iconic as their visual counterparts, and often more stable.

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Hot Hitmakers: Kendrick Keeps His Lead

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While a few tracks from DAMN fell in rankings, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN continued to dominate the charts and elevate all songwriters associated with the project.

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This Week In Royalties: Spotify Buys Mediachain, Record Collections for PRS, and More

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Among the top stories of the week affecting music royalties, Spotify gets serious about blockchain, PRS reports record revenues, new rules for choosing a new Copyright Office head, and SoundExchange is bullish on SiriusXM

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