Category: Music

2018 Global Label Market Share: Stream Engine

Posted on 13th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Artists Direct, DIY, Diy Artists, Global Music Market Share, Global Music Revenues, Independent Record Labels, Indie Labels, Indie Market Share, Major Labels, Major Record Labels, Music Revenues, Record Labels, Sony Music, Streaming Revenue 2018, Universal Music and Warner Music

Recorded music revenues grew in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, reaching $18.8 billion, up $2.2 billion from 2017. Streaming was the engine room of growth, up 30% year on…

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Here’s How Spotify Can Fix Its Songwriter Woes (Hint: It’s All About Pricing)

Posted on 11th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Copyright Royalty Board, Music Publishers, Netflix, Netflix Pricing, Songwriters, Spotify, Spotify Pricing, Streaming, Streaming Pricing and Streaming Royalties

Songwriter royalties have always been a pain point for streaming, especially in the US where statutory rates determine much of how songwriters get paid. The current debate over Spotify, Amazon, Pandora…

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Kobalt is a Major Label Waiting to Happen

Posted on 6th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Artist Contracts, Artists, AWAL, BMG, BMG Rights Management, Hitco, Kobalt, Label Services, Labels, Lauv, Next Generation Labels, Next Generation Majors, Record Label Contracts, Record Label Disruption, Record Labels, Streaming and United Masters

Disclaimer: Kobalt is a label, a publisher, as well as a Performing Rights Organisation (PRO). This post focuses on its label business, but does not presume to overlook its other…

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Are Prices For Music Publishing Catalogue Acquisitions Justified?

Posted on 15th February, 2019 by Zach Fuller in Hipgnosis, Music Catalogue, Music Finance, Music Investment, Music Masters, Music Publishing, Music Rights, Primary Wave, Round Hill Music Group, Sony, UMG, Warner Music Group and WMG

Scooter Braun and Zach Katz’s venture Raised In Space Enterprises, owned by Braun’s Ithica Holdings, announced last week it had acquired New York-based Atlas Music Publishing. The deal was the latest…

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