Royalties

07.15.16
Apple's idea for music royalties could stick it to Spotify
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Apple's idea for music royalties could stick it to Spotify

The company's proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board is both simple and expensive for free music services.

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12.29.15
Spotify is on the hook for $150 million in class-action suit
12.29.15

Spotify is on the hook for $150 million in class-action suit

Two artists claim that Spotify knowingly avoids paying royalties to some musicians.

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10.23.15
Pandora signs $90 million truce with the recording industry
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Pandora signs $90 million truce with the recording industry

Imagine if the music industry worked out a way to make money that didn't involve hundreds of lawsuits.

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08.27.15
Major UK music body sues SoundCloud over unpaid royalties
08.27.15

Major UK music body sues SoundCloud over unpaid royalties

SoundCloud says the suit is "entirely devoid of merit and foundation" and vows to fight it.

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06.26.15
SiriusXM will pay $210 million to use songs recorded before 1972
06.26.15

SiriusXM will pay $210 million to use songs recorded before 1972

Before now, satellite radio company SiriusXM wasn't paying royalties on the catalog recorded befor...

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