The Average Canadian Songwriter Earned Just $67 Last Year from Domestic Digital Sources

SOCAN members — including songwriters, composers, producers, publishers, and other composition rights owners — received an average of $67 (Canadian dollars) for domestic digital royalties in 2019, according to the organization. SOCAN, a performance rig… Continue Reading

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Peloton Settles Ugly Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Involving 14 Music Publishers

Peloton has now settled its contentious legal battle against 14 different music publishers, a group corralled by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA). Peloton shared news of the settlement with Digital Music News, and publishers conf… Continue Reading

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Music Benefactors Wants to Solve the Crowdfunding Riddle for Musicians — Introducing the ‘Artist Public Offering’

On November 14th, 2019, Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to the public, the music industry, and, most importantly of all, her many millions of fans. In it, Swift — who has sold over 50 million records and became a global sensation long before her 30th… Continue Reading

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BMG Parent Company Bertelsmann to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030

BMG parent company Bertelsmann has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The multibillion-dollar conglomerate announced the commitment via a formal media release. Bertelsmann also indicated that the initiative would be undertaken as part of Sci… Continue Reading

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Kanye West, EMI Music Publishing Officially Settle Out of Court

EMI’s on-again, off-again lawsuit with Kanye West has officially drawn to a close. According to a stipulation of dismissal submitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the matter has been settled; a tentative agr… Continue Reading

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