Royalty News

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

Mid-Year Streaming Spikes, Concord Continues Its Buying Spree, And Measuring Streaming 'Hits'

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In this week's roundup of music royalty news, subscription streaming continues to spike, Concord acquires more catalog (this time from WMG), and we debate the number of streams it takes to call a song a 'hit.'

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Paul McCartney Settles With Sony/ATV, Pandora CEO Steps Down & Canada Has Big Win Against Piracy

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Paul McCartney finally settles his rights dispute with Sony/ATV as they acquire EuropaCorp music catalog. Pandora's CEO steps down signaling a huge change for the company while Canada has a huge win against online piracy.

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Spotify Releases Financials While Apple Music Joins Spotify in Efforts to Lower Artist Payments

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Both Apple Music and Spotify are looking to negotiate lower rates for streaming artists

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Believe Digital For Sale, Pandora's Financial Lifeline, and ASCAP Works With YouTube For Better Songwriter Payments

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Money is moving in the music industry, as global distributor Believe Digital seeks a buyer and Pandora gets a $480 million lifeline from SiriusXM. Meanwhile ASCAP is sharing data with YouTube to more effectively pay songwriters for their music on the video platform.

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This Week In Royalties: Merlin's Distributions Soar as UMG Wants a Prince Refund. (Also Concord/Imagem & Reservoir/Century)

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UMG wants its $31mm back from the Prince estate, while digital music revenues for indie artists soar 52% through Merlin. Also, two big catalog deals are analyzed, including Concord's $600M+ Imagem deal Reservoir's acquisition of Century Media.

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This Week In Royalties: Majors Making Indie Moves

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Sony merges its indie distribution divisions, Warner divest sells catalog to indie labels, and UK collections are on the rise.

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This Week In Royalties: Magna/Loud & Proud, Mass Appeal/Pulse Music JV, and SACEM Revenues

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Publishing revenues continue to surge, as SACEM results in France illustrate. Meanwhile Mass Appeal and Pulse Music form a publishing JV, and investment fund Magna funds Loud & Proud records.

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This Week In Royalties: SoundExchange/iHeartRadio Revenues Fall + Sony/Applebee's Lawsuit

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Both SoundExchange and iHeartRadio report lower earnings, for completely different reasons. Meanwhile, Applebee's looks to be in a load of trouble over using unlicensed music.

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