Songwriters, Publishers Win a Landmark 43.8% Royalty Increase from Streaming Music Platforms — Spotify, Google, and Amazon Are Still Fighting Back - American songwriters and publishers scored a hard-fought mechanical royalty rate increase from streaming music platforms in a late-breaking decision on Friday (July 1st). But not every concession was granted, and Spotify, Google, Amazon, and Pandora are fighting to delay retroactive payments.
Then, There’s This: Learn How to Make Money on TikTok With Your Music
Wondering how to make money on TikTok? With eight new users joining every second, here’s the secret formula to making money on the fastest-growing social media app.
Bob Dylan Superfans Join Forces to Find Lost ‘Holy Grail’ 1976 Bootleg
The Rolling Thunder Revue wrapped up with an epic, rarities-packed show in Salt Lake City, and fans have been trying to find the tape for the past five decades
As Bands Hit the Road for Summer Tours, Instruments, Gear & Other Parts Are In Short Supply
Acts ranging from Coldplay to Milky Chance have been struggling to procure items such as cymbals, in-ear monitors and lighting fixtures for their shows
Warner Music Group Unveils 300 Elektra Entertainment — 3EE — Led by Chairman & CEO Kevin Lives - Warner Music Group announces the arrival of 300 Elektra Entertainment — 3EE — a “supergroup of iconic, indie-spirited brands” led by chairman and CEO Kevin Liles.
The Major Labels Soaked Up 58.6% of $9.8 Billion In Streaming Royalties During 2021 — According to NMPA Stats
The National Music Publishers’ Association has claimed that the major labels took in a staggering 58.6 percent of 2021’s $9.8 billion in total streaming royalties – while continuing to tout its close ties with the Big Three, thereby raising renewed questions about the precise extent of their pull.
A Little Out of the BoomerocityBuzz Wheelhouse But Still of Interest: BTS Accounts for Nearly 1/3 of All U.S. K-Pop Sales & Streams: Their Domination, By the Numbers
The band's planned "hiatus" will leave a hole in the U.S. K-pop market — and in HYBE and Universal Music's revenue streams
Is a Label Exec Charging $500 to Listen to Your Demo? It’s a Scam
Scammers are impersonating indie label employees to take advantage of aspiring artists. "I've never seen anything of this depth before," one exec says
‘IRL’ Concert Platform Fever Raises $227 Million in Goldman-Led Round, Touts Demand For ‘Thrilling and Well-Curated’ Events
Fever, an eight-year-old “global live-entertainment discovery platform,” has officially raised $227 million in a funding round led by Goldman Sachs.
THE BEATLES AND INDIA - DOCUMENTARY TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON BRITBOX IN NORTH AMERICA STARTING FEBRUARY 15, 2022 ~ SILVA SCREEN RECORDS RELEASES COMPANION ALBUM THE BEATLES AND INDIA: SONGS INSPIRED BY THE FILM
‘Payola Is Illegal’: Lawsuit Revives Pay-for-Play Accusations in Radio Industry
Independent radio promoter Steve Zap made more than 130 payments totaling over $300,000 to help cover bills for a West Coast radio company, according to court docs
Jewel-Box Heroes: Why the CD Revival Is Finally Here
Compact discs never had the romance of vinyl or the convenience of MP3s. But they’re still the ideal format for getting lost inside your music collection
He Used Plastic Surgery to Raise Rock Stars From the Dead - Decades before hologram tours, one rogue '70s promoter found another way to put Elvis, Janis, Jim Morrison, and other late icons back onstage
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins, Legendary Keyboardist Who Played on Albums by Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Dead at 84
Blind after an accident at age 3, Robbins learned to play piano with a distinct sense of feel, which made him a go-to Nashville session musician
To Be or Not To Be: Neil Young Reportedly Fights Spotify Over Rogan and COVID
In a now-deleted letter, the rocker demanded Spotify pull his music from its platform unless they removed Joe Rogan's podcast, which has spread COVID misinformation
Reservoir Acquires Publishing & Recorded Music Catalog of Country Star Travis Tritt
Is It Also Responsible for His Plight?
Prestwood wrote hits for Randy Travis and Trisha Yearwood in the Nineties, but at 79 he was forced to launch a GoFundMe campaign when he and his wife could no longer afford rent