Royalties

02.25.15
Apple ordered to pay $532.9 million to an iTunes patent troll (update)
02.25.15

Apple ordered to pay $532.9 million to an iTunes patent troll (update)

Despite attempts to curb patent trolls, at least some of them are getting lucky -- and this week,...

By J. Fingas,   02.25.15
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11.07.14
The most streamed single of 2013 only earned its authors $4,000 each
11.07.14

The most streamed single of 2013 only earned its authors $4,000 each

Avicii's song Wake Me Up has been played more than 168 million times in the last year and a half,...

By D. Cooper,   11.07.14
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11.05.14
Spotify reportedly earns musicians more cash than iTunes in Europe
11.05.14

Spotify reportedly earns musicians more cash than iTunes in Europe

If you ask some musicians, Spotify is a trap; they earn so little from the service that they'd rat...

By J. Fingas,   11.05.14
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11.01.14
Samsung worries that its Microsoft royalty payments amount to collusion
11.01.14

Samsung worries that its Microsoft royalty payments amount to collusion

Samsung was quick to cite the acquisition of Nokia as a reason for holding out on Microsoft's roya...

By J. Fingas,   11.01.14
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08.15.14
New music royalty rates may cost Apple
08.15.14

New music royalty rates may cost Apple

A pair of organizations representing music artists is pushing for the U.S. government to give the...

By Mike Wehner,   08.15.14
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03.19.14
Band games Spotify by streaming silent tracks for cash
03.19.14

Band games Spotify by streaming silent tracks for cash

When you listen to a song on Spotify, the artist is paid around $0.0007, which is hardly enough to...

By D. Cooper,   03.19.14
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01.24.14
Judge overturns ruling in John Madden Football designer's case
01.24.14

Judge overturns ruling in John Madden Football designer's case

Despite winning his case against Electronic Arts back in July, John Madden Football designer Robin...

By David Hinkle,   01.24.14
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08.19.13
GOG.com launches portal for indie developers
08.19.13

GOG.com launches portal for indie developers

GOG.com, a platform for both new and classic downloadable games, recently launched an indie portal...

By M. Suszek,   08.19.13
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06.22.13
Jury finds Antonick's claim against EA has not expired in case for Madden royalties
06.22.13

Jury finds Antonick's claim against EA has not expired in case for Madden royalties

A California jury determined that the statute of limitations in the lawsuit filed by original Madde...

By M. Suszek,   06.22.13
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