Music Rights has lured clients with the promise that it can
wring royalties that are as much as 30 percent higher from
radio stations and online outlets than they can get through
ASCAP or BMI, according to three people with knowledge of
the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Recently some big music publishers have complained that
these rules lead to low royalty rates, and threatened
to leave Ascap and BMI if regulatory changes were
Antonowisch and Jon Bennett aren’t your typical venue
owners. The majority of the money they make on their
concerts they donate to charities. The couple owns a coffee
shop, Bauhaus Kaffee, in the sleepy town of Farmington,
Missouri – about 45 minutes south of St. Louis. Population
18,000. The coffee shop seats about 55 people, but the fire
department capacity is 96. So that’s the number that the
PROs used to calculate the blanket license rate.
you give Pandora a lower royalty rate, then
your music will get played a lot more. That’s
part of a re-tooled ‘Music Genome’ algorithm that
puts finances first, according to documents filed by Pandora
in US Congress and the Copyright Royalty Board.
couple months ago, screenshots from YouTube Music Key‘s
Android app leaked. YTMK is an ad-free music streaming
service that YouTube has been working on for some time,
facing delays as multiple staff members have left their
positions. Now, it looks
like the music service is part of a wider
desire for high-quality audio will be further tested
with Tidal, a music streaming service from
Scandinavian company Aspiro, which launched today in
the United States and the United Kingdom.
many digital start-ups, SoundCloud -- the world’s largest
audio-streaming service -- built a seamless user experience
before figuring out how to make money with it. Now the
Berlin-based company is deep in negotiations for licensing
deals to monetize its audience and climb out of its
growing availability of cheap music—from free videos and
streams to $US10-a-month unlimited subscription plans—is
sapping demand for digital downloads at the world’s
biggest seller of music, Apple Inc.
third-quarter earnings results showed continued
growth in revenue and monthly active users, but
there was little useful information for onlookers in
the music industry. The San Francisco-based company
posted net loss of $175.5 million on revenue of
$361.3 million, up 114 percent from the prior-year
“Artist Marketing Platform” puts the power of data in
the hands of working musicians
Oct. 22, 2014--
(NYSE:P), the leading internet radio service, today launched
Pandora AMP, a free online service that gives artists and
their managers a detailed view of their audience on the
world’s largest Internet radio platform.
eat, sleep, and breathe music, but most do not.
They aren’t spending hours compiling playlists,
they aren’t exploring niche bands, they aren’t trying
new recommendation algorithms; they listen to Katy Perry.
Real DIY Musician The reality is that though you may call
yourself a DIY musician, there is no such thing as a
successful DIY musician. There are only successful
musicians. Everyone who is successful has help, and every
large venture is a collaborative effort. Music careers are
no different. DIY Musician = musician who is knowledgeable
in the basics of online marketing, music distribution, and
other music industry related business skills.
news keeps mounting with the roll of the tape. So
far this year, 60 digital songs have sold over 1 million
units as compared to 83 last year. And after nine months,
not one artist-album has yet to hit the million-unit mark,
although the Frozen soundtrack is the year's
best-seller so far with a robust 3.12 million units.
genres are divided for a lot of understandable reasons
including the fact that complex societies like the U.S. are
divided. But in a time of rapid change such as we're
currently undergoing, essentially the digital edition of the
late 1800s, the danger for musicians is not just in being
left behind aesthetically. Not keeping up with business
developments across genres is much more dangerous as revenue
streams shift and/or dry up.
year, about 17 million automobiles will be sold in
the United States. Some of these cars allow drivers
to store personal music collections, and the record
industry wants to do something about this fact.
I have had some pretty amazing opening act stories and
disasters, I will share 6 things not to do, so as you may
not do them as well. Maybe one day we will all laugh and we
can re-write the things as we headline our own stadiums and
sell out shows across the globe. I shamefully (and
non-shamefully) have done everything below, so I feel
like I should share my experience with you so that you do
not make the same mistakes as I do.
interactive streaming services are required to pay streaming
mechanical royalties directly to publishers.
it comes to “Locker” services (or Cloud/Match whatever
you want to call it), it gets even trickier. In the US,
there are only 3 companies that currently offer some kind of
cloud scan and match, Locker service: Amazon, Google and
iTunes. In US Copyright
law there is also a specific breakdown for what Locker
mechanical royalties are. Like streaming mechanicals, it’s
similarly complicated to calculate this.