Sentric Music Launches Songwriter Accelerator Programme

Sentric Music has launched the Songwriter Accelerator Programme. Sentric will facilitate writing opportunities for five selected artists, who will take part in hands-on masterclasses, and receive continued mentoring, with the chance to secure funding for recording, mastering and delivery of their final product. A new program will run each quarter,… Continue Reading

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Hassles And Handshakes: A Look At Loans For Songwriters

In this piece, Dan Reifsnyder delves into the challenge many songwriters, successful or not, face in attempting to secure loans for major purchases like a house, and what steps you can take to establish a paper trail and make the process that much less of a headache when the time… Continue Reading

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Jody Gerson: UMPG ‘stands with songwriters’ fighting Spotify CRB appeal

“By appealing the ruling, these companies fail to acknowledge that songwriters need to be paid fairly.”
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Hit songwriters tell Spotify’s Daniel Ek they’re ‘hurt and disappointed’ by CRB rate appeal

‘You have used us and tried to divide us but we stand together.’
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‘You Have Used Us,’ Spotify Secret Genius Songwriters Tell CEO Daniel Ek [Full Letter]

Nile Rogers, Frank Dukes, Teddy Geiger and Babyface Edwards were among the dozens Spotify Genius Award nominated songwriters who signed an open letter to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek over the streamer’s decision to challenge a US Copyright Royalty Board ruling that guaranteed songwriters a 44% increase in streaming royalties. Google,… Continue Reading

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Apple Attacks Spotify For ‘Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters’ As App Dispute Escalates

UPDATED: Apple has attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters – even going so far as to take these creators to court." in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after… Continue Reading

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Supreme Court Tells Songwriters: “You’ll Have to Wait”

In a further bit of bad news for music creators, the Supreme Court recently ruled that artists who are victims of copyright infringement must wait, in some cases for as long as seven months, before they are able to file they are able to file a lawsuit. _______________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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Music Publishers Issue ‘Fact Check’ Of Spotify Blog Post ‘Attempting To Deceive’ Songwriters

Spotify has released a blog post laying out their decision to join Amazon, Pandora and Google in appealing a US Copyright Board decision that would raise streaming payments to songwriters by 44%, over time. Now, David Israelite of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has issued point-by-point "fact check" of… Continue Reading

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How Spotify Can Fix Its Songwriter Problem [Mark Mulligan]

While it seems easy to blame Spotify for joining Google, Amazon and Pandora to appeal a 44% increase in streaming royalties paid to songwriters, the issue is not that simple. In fact, it’s so complex, writes MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. that "both sides are right: songwriters need to be paid… Continue Reading

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