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December 27, 2018

Current Payouts From The Most Popular Streaming Music Services

streaming music payouts on the Music 3.0 Blog

One thing for sure about streaming music is that the payouts per stream are constantly changing and this year was no exception. In fact, you’ll be surprised who is new highest pay leader. According to a survey of third-party websites made by Digital Music News, Napster now owns the highest pay mantle at $0.019 per […]

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October 23, 2018

Spotify Payouts, Nano-Membrane Audio, And Composer Michael Raphael On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Michael Raphael on Bobby Owsinski's Music 3.0 Blog

My guest today is guitarist Michael Raphael, who started his career in the 80s hair metal band Jailhouse but turned his experience into a career first as a hit songwriter and later as a television composer. Along the way he’s worked as a songwriter/producer for Disney Records and Disney Mania, and as one of the main […]

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September 14, 2018

This Huge Online Platform Isn’t Paying Any Music Royalties

Twitch logo on the Music 3.0 Blog

The music industry constantly beats up YouTube because of its puny royalty stream, but it consistently overlooks another huge service that isn’t paying anything – Twitch. The Amazon-owned platform has 2.2 million broadcasters and 15 million daily active users who are all consuming music, but unfortunately, artists, songwriters, labels and publishers aren’t seeing a dime […]

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If You Think Streaming Royalties Are Bad, Radio AirPlay Is Worse

radio airplay royalties on the Music 3.0 blog

Artists and songwriters have a tendency to rip on streaming for its low payouts, sometimes without understanding the scale and metrics of how it really works. While it’s true that streaming royalties can seem absurdly low sometimes, it turns out that U.S. radio airplay is way worse. According to a post on Roconomic, a spin […]

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A New Radio Royalty Rate Decision Could Soon Change Songwriters Incomes

BMI songwriters royalty on the Music 3.0 blog

Songwriters have always made a good amount of performance royalties from radio airplay, and many still do under the right circumstances (meaning, a big hit). That said, there’s a constant battle between the performance rights organizations (PROs – ASCAP and BMI) and the RMLC (Radio Music Licensing Committee) to raise and lower the rates every […]

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Songwriters Getting A 44% Boost In Pay From Streaming

CRB songwriters

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 […]

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Facebook Goes After YouTube With The Money Card

Facebook licensing money

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 […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 5/5/17

Music Industry News Roundup

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 […]

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Music Industry News Roundup For The Week Of 4/28/17

Music Industry News Roundup

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 […]

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Audio Builders Workshop Founder Owen Curtin On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Owen Curtin

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 […]

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The Reason Why YouTube Pays Artists So Little

YouTube user generated content

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 […]

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