Royalty News

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

Royalties for Remixes, Royalty Tracking, and Royalty Returns

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Sony taps Dubset for remix royalty collection, BMG gets technical with a new royalty tracking app, Spotify signs its last label deal, and Max Martin shows how to make money as a songwriter

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Songwriters Battle For 'Moral Rights' And Against The Federal 'Transparency' Licensing Bill

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Songwriters rally for 'moral rights' to receive fair credit for their work, but fight agains a bill that could strip their right to sue for infringement.

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Fans Still Buy Music, As Both Music Publishers and Labels Report Record Revenues

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Fans buy Glen Campbell's catalog following his passing, while Sony/ATV and Warner Music Group post gains in both publishing and recorded music.

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SESAC Scores Big, GMR Faces a Deadline, and Concord Keeps Buying

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SESAC claims victory in its radio royalties dispute, while rival GMR has a deadline to reach a deal of its own. Meanwhile, Concord talks publishing valuations and acquisitions.

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What's Behind The ASCAP/BMI Joint Database, Facebook's Music Moves, and YouTube's Music Merger?

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Is the ASCAP/BMI joint database a reaction to the DoJ fractional licensing ruling? Will Facebook's music moves result in more takedown requests? And why is YouTube competing against itself?

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Spotify's Publishing Woes Compound, While The Music Biz Plays Nice On Pre-1972 Recordings

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Bluewater Music's lawsuit has big implications for Spotify, while several historical adversaries band together in support of a a bill designed to award radio royalties to pre-1972 recordings.

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An Insider Weighs In On Bluewater’s Spotify Lawsuit

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The former VP of Licensing for Bluewater Publishing gives some background into the publisher's recently filed lawsuit agains Spotify.

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Big Music Publishing Catalogs Attract Big Checks, While Quincy Jones Sues Michael Jackson's Estate

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Recent deals point to the increasing value of music publishing today, while an unfortunate lawsuit emerges between Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson's estate.

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