Royalty News

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

More Trouble For Spotify?

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Questions of unfair compensation arise as streaming company pushes to finalize class-action infringement settlement

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Justice Department Concedes to Fractional Licensing

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Seven months after appeal, DoJ backs down from hard-line Consent Decree interpretation.

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EMI on the Block… Again. The History of Music’s Most Troubled Asset

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The history of the EMI catalog over the last 10 years has been chaotic.

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Taylor Swift's Streaming Reputation Holds Steady

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Pop Star's decision to withhold her new album from streaming services expected to generate over 1 million first week album sales.

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Why Songwriters Should Pay Attention to Trump's Tax Reform Plan

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Songwriters came dangerously close to losing a key break that allows them to cut their tax bill by almost 50%.

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Songwriters Cashing Out Their Royalties For New Opportunities

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Long-tail upswing in catalog income creates high-demand for royalty assets.

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Register Your Music or Your Money Will Disappear

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French PRO SACEM partners with DJ Monitor to improve EDM royalty collection but won't do creators any good if they don't register their songs.

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Music Industry and Big Tech Aim to Streamline Mechanical Licensing

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Proposed SongExchange database seeks to ease digital licensing tensions with royalty distribution.

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