Tag: streaming royalties

Songwriters Aren’t Getting Paid Enough and Here’s Why

Posted on 10th September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Apple Music, Cmos, Drake, Google, Music Publishers, Music Publishing, Pros, Song Writers, Songwriters, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Royalties, Streaming Royalty Rates and The Industrialization Of Song Writing

Music Business Worldwide recently ran a story on how Apple has proposed a standard streaming rate for songwriters, with Google and Spotify apparently resistant. Of course, Apple can afford to run Apple…

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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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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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