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While payouts averaging $0.005 to $0.007 to artists from streaming seems pretty minimal, it’s even worse for songwriters, who generally only see about a tenth of that revenue. That’s why the recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board’s (CRB) that awards songwriters a 44% increase is so important. While still just a fraction of what […]Continue reading
Being a producer has gotten a lot less lucrative these days thanks to streaming. Most producer deals are built around physical sales, which as we all know, are becoming pretty much a thing a of past except in a very few cases. Sure you get paid on streaming mechanicals, but the revenue is a far […]Continue reading
If there was ever evidence that Facebook wants to take YouTube down, it’s with the report that the company has offered the music industry a boatload of money for music licenses so that its users can use popular music on their videos without legal repercussions. Ever since Facebook video was launched in 2015, the social […]Continue reading
YouTube royalty payments can be a sore spot with artists and labels, and with good reason. The rate it pays isn’t all that great, but there are actually more variables on when and how you get paid than you might realize. Here’s an excerpt from my Music 4.1 Internet Music Guidebook that outlines how it works. […]Continue reading
Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on May 5th, 2017. There was much less about streaming this week, and believe it or not, Spotify was barely in the news. Let’s get into it. SoundCloud is making a last ditch effort. It’s running a campaign of 3 months for $1 to try to get more paying […]Continue reading
Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week ending on April 28th, 2017. There was a wide variety of news stories this week, from streaming struggles to hardware development to streaming royalties to radio. Let’s get into it. Spotify has acquired the blockchain startup Mediachain Labs. The company wants to use blockchain technology to help with attributing streams […]Continue reading
The DIY ethic is running deep in the audio and recording business once again as a variety of manufacturers now provide kits to build everything from preamps to compressors to microphones to ???. It’s a great way to not only learn how your gear ticks, but also get some great sounding gear at a very […]Continue reading
The recorded music business is rejoicing at the fact that after more than a decade, it finally has some strong revenue growth. The best part is that the growth looks like it will continue, as paying for streaming has finally gone mass market and listeners have seem the light of the benefit of paying at […]Continue reading