Royalty Exchange Blog

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News about the world of music royalties, and its impact on anyone collecting royalty income.

Licensing Mixup Could Cost Online Concert Footage Archive $30 Million

in Royalty News

Wolfgang's Vault tried to pay compulsory licenses for music videos that require sync licensing, and may be on the hook for $30 million in infringement fees.

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Here’s How The Labels Might Share Their Spotify Stock Windfall

in Royalty News

We've reached the crossroads of an issue long debated in the music industry

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Songwriters: Don’t Let Tax Day Leave You Singing The Blues

in Royalty News, Insights

If these simple steps are followed with diligence and integrity, there should be nothing to fear on Tax Day.

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All Streams Are Not Created Equal: Why YouTube’s Plan To ‘Frustrate’ Viewers May Delight The Music Biz

in Royalty News

According to IFPI estimates​ YouTube currently pays seven times less than Spotify for every 1,000 plays

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Streaming Dollars Don’t Just Go To The Artists Streamed. Is That A Good Thing?

in Royalty News

Today, artists are paid based on total streaming listening time (pro rata) per month, not per-user listening time. A new study examines how a user-centric model would change the way artists are compensated.

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Once Again, The U.K. Music Biz Shows the U.S. How It’s Done

in Royalty News

When it comes to royalties, sometimes less is more.

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We Might Finally See Sweeping Copyright Reform. Here’s What That Would Mean.

in Royalty News

The momentum for copyright reform is stronger and more likely than it has been in a long time.

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Can This Company Increase Royalty Payments From Live Performances?

in Royalty News

Music tech startup seeks to add more transparency to performance royalties for all involved.

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