Tag: Artists

Creator Support: A New Take on User Centric Licensing

Posted on 26th April, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amuse, Artist Streaming Income, Artists, Billie Eilish, Circa Waves, Deezer, Indie Labels, Keywords: User Centric Licensing, Kobalt, Label Services, Lauv, Major Labels, Patreon, Rex Orange County, Spotify, Streaming Income, Streaming Licensing, Streaming Royalties and Taylor Swift

User-centric licensing (i.e. stream pay-outs based on sharing the royalty income of an individual user split across the music they listen to) has stimulated a lot of debate. I first explored…

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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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How Streaming is Changing the Shape of Music [Part I]

Posted on 6th September, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in A+R Strategy, Artists, Audience Fragmentation, Buzz Feed, Catalogue, How Streaming Is Changing Music, Labels, Record Labels, Song Writers, Song Writing, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Changes, Value Chain Tensions and Value Chains

[This is the first of two thought pieces on how streaming is reshaping music from creation to consumption]  The streaming era has arrived in the music business, but the music…

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