This week, commentary inside the music industry looked at the sustainability of a streaming based income, why it’s important for songwriters to embrace authenticity over trends, what merch sales are truly worth in the modern music economy, and more. Streaming Income: How Sustainable Is It? Why Songwriters Need To Embrace… Continue Reading
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
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
According to MBW’s calculations, in the first half of 2019… it was Sony/ATV signing Louis Bell
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“By appealing the ruling, these companies fail to acknowledge that songwriters need to be paid fairly.”
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‘You have used us and tried to divide us but we stand together.’
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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
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
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
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