Just Got My Spotify Mechanical Royalty Check In the Mail — $11.06 for 32,222 Plays

Kerry Muzzey is a prolific composer whose work appears in major TV shows, Hollywood film trailers, and Broadway productions.  Earlier this week, Muzzey got his mechanical royalty check from Spotify. After failing to pay mechanical royalties entirely — … Continue Reading

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‘It should be standard for songwriters to get a share of master rights.’

Nonstop Management founder Jaime Zeluck Hindlin discusses her first year in business and the biggest challenges faced by songwriters today
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Lizzo Adds ‘Truth Hurts’ Songwriter Credit Based On A Tweet

Lizzo has added a songwriting credit to her mega-hit "Truth Hurts," effectively admitting that the lyric "I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100% bitch," which is at the core of the track, came via Twitter. British singer Mina Lioness has been in months-long battle with Lizzo,… Continue Reading

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Pandora Adds Detailed Song Credits As Recording Academy Plots ‘Behind the Record’ Campaign

Pandora has added full detailed song credits to users across all tiers of its service on the web and on new desktop apps for Mac and Windows. Starting today, the first few credits are visible on a song’s Pandora details page. To view the full list of credits, users click… Continue Reading

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It Bears Repeating: Why Repetition In Music Is A Good Thing

While on of the main complaints about satellite and broadcast radio is that the same songs get played over and over again, numbers suggest there’s a major disconnect between what people say they don’t want, and what they actually enjoy listening to, and that musical repetition is actually a good… Continue Reading

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‘If we want to build value in this industry, we have to tell the real stories of how music is made.’

Genius’ Director of Content Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Milch discusses music industry bugbears and addresses the Google dispute
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10 Unlikely Blogs Where Songwriters Should Seek Inspiration

Staying inspired as songwriter can be difficult, and while many artists draw on sources like stories or personal life experiences, wells of inspiration can appear in many different forms even, as evidenced here, blogs! This piece suggests ten unlikely blogs that can, in their own unique way, get the creative… Continue Reading

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What Artists Need To Know About Songtrust

In order to get paid from the mechanical royalties generated by your song’s plays, you need to some kind of publishing administrator to collect it for you. In this article, Brian Hazard gives us feedback on his recent experience using Songtrust, one such publishing admin. ______________________________ Guest post by Brian… Continue Reading

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7 (Other) Blogs For Inspiring Your Songwriting Process

As in any creative profession, songwriters often struggle with writing new and interesting content that will make a splash with fans. Inspiration (like so many things in the music business) takes work, so we here look at seven songwriting blogs that might help get the creative juices flowing. __________________________ Guest… Continue Reading

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How To Copyright Your Original Music and Why You Need To

As a creator of original music, it is essential that you take the necessary steps to properly protect your work, particularly given what a litigious environment the music industry tends to be. Here we look at the proper channels to follow in order to ensure your compositions are secure. __________________________… Continue Reading

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