Royalty News

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

Music Industry Playing Whack-A-Mole With Pirates

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While the music industry’s recovery is very real, we’re not quite out of the woods yet.

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Omnibus US Copyright Reform on the Horizon

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Combining the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, PROMOTE Act, CLASSICS Act, and Transparency in Music Licensing Act may bring high-profile attention and high-profile lobbying efforts by Corporate America and Big Tech.

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Copyright Recapture Rights May Create New Investment Opportunities

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Artists learn to take advantage of their Copyright recapture rights, labels battle for Work For Hire clauses, and Ed Sheeran rakes in revenue on streaming services.

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Streaming Growth Continues In 2017, According to RIAA Mid-Year Report

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The RIAA report shows subscription streaming primarily contributed to a 17% increase in revenue this year, but ad-supported services have some catching up to do.

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Insider: Spotify Argument Won't Upend Music Industry Recovery

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No, the Spotify argument will not “upend” the music industry recovery. In fact, it may speed it up.

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Facebook To Fork Over Royalties, Auddly Signs Up ASCAP and Others, And BMI Collects $1B in PRO Royalties

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Facebook seems poised to write a big check to cover licensing for the use of music across the social media platform. Meanwhile, Auddly signs up some big partners in its push to streamline songwriter metadata and payments, and Vivendi faces a conflict of interest over royalty payments. (Oh yeah, and [.. .]

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Is Spotify Challenging Streaming Mechanical Rates?

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Our royalties expert breaks down how on-demand streaming music services pay royalties, what that means for songwriters, and why Spotify's response to its latest lawsuit means so much for both.

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Goldman Sachs Doubles Streaming Music Estimates to $34 Billion by 2030

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Analyst Lisa Yang updates her earlier forecast, saying the music business is "turning the corner." Global recorded music revenues now expected to reach $41 billion by 2030, driven largely by paid streaming subscriptions.

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