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SoundExchange To Continue To Distribute Most Pandora Royalties To Artists Despite Direct Licensing Deals

SoundExchange To Continue To Distribute Most Pandora Royalties To Artists Despite Direct Licensing Deals

Royalties from Pandora’s ad-supported radio service will continue to be paid to artists through SoundExchange, despite recent direct licensing deals with major music companies. The agreement both insures a major income stream for SoundExchange and maintains the performing rights organization's position as a protector of artists. An agreement for SoundExchange to continue to serve as the ...

YouTube’s Safe Harbor: The Push For Reform

YouTube’s Safe Harbor: The Push For Reform

With YouTube being the most used streaming service in the world, the pressure is building from major artists for a reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which currently grants the video site safe harbor provisions harmful to artists. Guest post by Michael Kostaras from Berklee's Music Business Journal. Music industry pressure is mounting on YouTube. In June, ...

High-Res Streaming May Be Getting Closer

High-Res Streaming May Be Getting Closer

Long awaited by many, it appears as though high-resolution streaming could soon become an industry reality, with the three major labels and several prominent streaming companies announce their support for a new higher quality format. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 I’ve been predicting for over a year that the streaming world would eventually ...

Why So Many Music Startups Fail And What We Can Do About It

Why So Many Music Startups Fail And What We Can Do About It

Why do so many music startups fail, and can we do anything to prevent it? Here we look at some alarming evidence demonstrating the incredibly high rate of failure in the music startup world, and if the end of innovation is nigh. Digital Deficiency: Why Music Startups Are Failing And What We Can Do About It ...

How To Survive The Music Industry In 2017

How To Survive The Music Industry In 2017

"The music industry can really fuck you up," writes David Emery, VP Global Marketing Strategy at Kobalt Label Services in this important essay/how to guide. “It’s all well and good to talk about it ... (but) breaking it down into some small things that might make working in the music industry slightly less likely to cause more stress ...

Keyboardist And Vocalist Carol Albert Follows Her Radio Hit "Mas Que Nada” With A Burst Of Optimism On Her Latest Single "On My Way”

Keyboardist And Vocalist Carol Albert Follows Her Radio Hit "Mas Que Nada” With A Burst Of  Optimism On Her Latest Single "On My Way”

After lighting up radio in the summer and fall of 2016—and celebrating the Rio Olympics- with her fresh and exotic contemporary re-imagining of the Brazilian classic “Mas Que Nada," veteran composer, pianist and keyboardist Carol Albert launches into 2017 with a burst of infectious, high energy optimism on her latest single, “On My Way." Set for ...

Pandora Passes 4.3M 'Plus' Subscribers, Ups Revenue Estimate, Starts Major Staff Cuts (NYSE: P)

Pandora Passes 4.3M 'Plus' Subscribers, Ups Revenue Estimate, Starts Major Staff Cuts (NYSE: P)

Pandora shared some positive news about both subscribers and earning late today, after investors shaved tens of millions of dollars off it valuation over the last week. Pandora stock was up 7% in after hours trading. After a tough week on Wall Street, Pandora (NYSE: P) announced late Thursday that it expects to exceed previously announced Q4 ...

Royalty Exchange Launches “Pay It Forward” with MusiCares and Music For Relief, Will Match Donations

Royalty Exchange Launches “Pay It Forward” with MusiCares and Music For Relief, Will Match Donations

Royalty Exchange has introduced “Pay It Forward," which offers rightsholders selling royalties through the Royalty Exchange marketplace the opportunity to donate a portion of their proceeds to select charities. With Pay it Forward, any songwriter, performer, or publisher conducting royalty auctions on Royalty Exchange can opt to donate 1%, 5%, or 10% of their sales profits ...

Blockchain For Music: The Promise and Problems

Blockchain For Music: The Promise and Problems

Know who owns rights to what is one of the greatest challenges currently faced by the music industry as well as those involved in it. Many believe Blockchain technology could be the answer to this issue by making royalty payments faster and more efficient whenever a song is consumed. Guest post by Alexander Stewart from Berklee's ...

Is CES The New SXSW?

Is CES The New SXSW?

Or is it the new Advertising Week? Or is there just a cabal of brand managers who live on jets and touch down at these events once every few weeks, making them all essentially the same? Cortney Harding was less than impressed, but from this sea of homogeneity did come announcements on hi-res music and VR. By ...


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