Royalties

06.04.15
SoundCloud inks licensing deal with 20,000 indie labels
06.04.15

SoundCloud inks licensing deal with 20,000 indie labels

SoundCloud continues to lend a hand to independent artists, and today the music site announced a r...

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05.15.15
Judge rules Pandora has to increase royalty payouts to BMI
05.15.15

Judge rules Pandora has to increase royalty payouts to BMI

Pandora's propensity for litigation is pretty storied by this point, but it seems like the interne...

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04.13.15
Musicians and Congress join forces in fight for royalty reform
04.13.15

Musicians and Congress join forces in fight for royalty reform

Fair artist compensation from internet radio and streaming services is quite the hot topic of late...

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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