Royalty News

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

Apple Takes Dead Aim at Spotify

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Technology giant Apple has proposed a new standard in royalty payments for artists, musicians, and other intellectual property holders. But there could be consequences to the broader streaming industry.

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Google Partners with LyricFind

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A partnership between the world's largest online search firm and a premiere delivery vehicle of music lyrics is a boon for musicians and investors in the intellectual property space.

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Musicians: Time to Fix YouTube Royalties

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Music industry demands changes to world's largest streaming channel to compensate for intellectual property use. The music industry is abuzz about The New York Times’ Tuesday article on the battle between pop stars and Google over YouTube royalties in the future. At the center of the battle: YouTube royalty compensation [.. .]

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Launch of 'SoundCloud' Go, A Potential Boon For Artists, Labels and Investors

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The list of “free” music streaming services is about to lose another member. After losses nearing $85 million over the last two years — as reported in the company’s latest quarterly earnings report — SoundCloud plans to launch a new paid-subscriber model later this year. But the company’s anemic financial [.. .]

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BMI Licenses Spotify & Turntable.fm

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Spotify and turntable.fm are now licensed by BMI. In the agreement, the two digital music services’ public performances of BMI’s more than 6.5 million works are covered. In an exclusive outreach to music creators, Spotify offered BMI songwriters, composers and music publishers an invitation to experience its vast library of [.. .]

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Impact of YouTube's Royalty Agreement and Content ID

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The recent decision by YouTube to start paying royalties to the original creators of copyrighted videos uploaded by anyone, will have a large effect on musicians, songwriters, the online community and especially The Royalty Exchange. While the decision has spurred mixed reviews from each side, there are pros and cons [.. .]

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