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SESAC Signs New Broadcast Radio Deal At Rates It Says Are 50% Higher Than ASCAP

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Courtesy of Hypebot – SESAC has signed a new deal with U.S. radio broadcasters. The performing rights organization claims that its new deal, the result of arbitration, are at rates 50% per higher than published reports of those paid to members of competitor ASCAP. Performing rights organization SESAC announced that its arbitration proceeding before the U.S. […]

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Your Song, Your Money: A Breakdown Of Songwriting Royalties

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The world of music publishing and royalties is a tumultuous and complex one, and being able to extrapolate where exactly artists earn their money from in all of it can be challenging. Here we explain precisely how it is that songwriters earn money from their compositions. Guest post by Lisa Occhino of Soundfly‘s Flypaper There’s a lot going on […]

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How To Collect Your Share Of $43.5 Million Spotify Songwriter, Publisher Settlement

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You may be eligible for a share of the $43.45 million class action lawsuit brought successfully against Spotify on behalf of all songwriters and publishers by musicians Melissa Ferrick and David Lowery. Both sides have agreed to the settlement, which is now just awaiting final court approval. Post Via Hypebot   If you wrote a […]

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The Raine Group In Talks to Take Stake in SoundCloud

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Guest Post By: by Dawn Chmielewski The Raine Group is exploring an investment in SoundCloud that could help the struggling music service survive on its own, sources tell Billboard. The boutique merchant bank, which has taken stakes in millennial news outlet Vice Media, Brian Grazer’s and Ron Howard’s production company Imagine Entertainment, and video news network Cheddar, among […]

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BENJI ROGERS ON BLOCKCHAIN: ‘WE CAN’T RUSH THIS. IT’S WORTH GETTING RIGHT’

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Guest post by: STUART DREDGE courtesy of musically.com “We need any young, scrappy girl or boy to be able to code the best music app ever – and they need to get it out there; and if it goes well, they need to be able to license it at 100 miles-per-hour. Because if it’s going […]

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THE THREE ERAS OF PAID STREAMING

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Guest post by: Mark Mulligan of MIDIA Streaming has driven such a revenue renaissance within the major record labels that the financial markets are now falling over themselves to work out where they can invest in the market, and indeed whether they should. For large financial institutions, there are not many companies that are big enough to […]

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YouTube Monetization And Exclusivity: Is It Right For You?

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Here we examine the issue of exclusivity in the world of music and rights management, and what it means to have a single entity working on behalf of your music, whether it’s sync licensing, retail distribution, or monetization on platforms such as YouTube. _________________________________ Guest post by Nicholas Salomone from CD Baby’s DIY Musician YouTube acts in […]

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The Legalities Behind A Cover Song

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The recording of covers is common practice in the music industry, and has only become more popular of late, particularly with the rise of YouTube. Still, by nature of the fact that a cover is someone else’s intellectual property, there are inherent legal complications. Here we look at what some of those might be. ________________________ […]

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