CATEGORY: PUBLISHING & SONGWRITING

How Will Soundtrap Acquisition Change Spotify? The Industry?

Here we look at the implications of Spotify's recent purchase of Swedish cloud-based collaborative creative space Soundtrap as the streaming giant looks to increase...



SONGS Music Publishing Sells Catalog To Kobalt $160M, Co-founder Ron Perry To Helm Columbia Records

SONGS Music Publishing will sell its extensive catalog to Kobalt, both companies announced on Friday. Songs controls the music catalogs of The Weeknd, Lorde,...


How I Got Over A Quarter Million Plays On Soundcloud [Bas Grasmayer]

[UPDATED] In this article Bas Grasmayer recounts how sharing music online has changed and evolved over the years, looking at the rise and fall...


Spotify Admits To Streaming 300,000 Songs Illegally

At a hearing to judge the merits of a proposed $43.4 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that would compensate publishers and songwriters for...


Indie Musicians Have Access To Legal Help – Here’s How

A lot of musicians, particularly those those who don't have a lot of industry clout or feel as though proper legal representation is out...


US Copyright Royalty Board Raises Some Music Streaming Royalty Rates For 2018

In what is expected to be the first of several new rate determinations, the United States Copyright Royalty Board has issued a cost of...


Owning A Piece Of Drake’s Music Now Possible Through The Magic Of Vetz

For the hardcore fan, the idea of owning a piece of their favorite artist's music might well be an enticing one and now, thanks...


Want To Get Noticed By Spotify’s Curators? Build Your Own Playlist

For indie artists seeking to promote their music, Spotify playlists can be an excellent way to get a new release bubbling to the surface...


6 Million Spotify Streams And Growing: Catching Up With British Pop Singer Jerry Williams

At the ripe old age of 21, British indie pop singer/songwriter Jerry Williams has found significant DIY success, reaching over 6 million streams on...


5 Music Business Tasks To Complete Before The End Of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we look a look at a quick rundown of some important tasks that you should, and in some...