CATEGORY: PUBLISHING & SONGWRITING

Convergence In Music Industry as Managers Become Labels, Distributors Become Marketers and More

In this piece, Jake Udell reflects on the how music companies are increasingly converging to become the same thing as they try to wear...



17 Accessible and Affordable Music Marketing Tips

Music marketing has become a whole new animal from what it was a couple decades ago, and while variety of new tools and techniques...


SoundExchange Payments Up 16.2% In Q1 2019

SoundExchange distributed $220.7 million in payments to more than 185,000 payees in the first quarter of 2019. This represents a 16.2% increase in distributions...


How A Songwriter In His 60s Broke (Back) Into The Music Business

In this piece, Chris Robley examines how musician and songwriter Daniel Antopolsky fought his way back into the music industry and began building a...


BUSINESS OF INDIE: A2IM Seeks Board Candidates • Curve Royalty Systems • Ortiz Sues DEL Records • More

In this edition of the Business Of Indie, A2IM is seeking nominations for its Board Of Directors, indie focused Curve Royalty Systems launches, Gerardo...


Amazon’s Twitch Takes On TikTok With Karaoke Game and Deals With All The Majors

Amazon online gaming service Twitch has launched Twitch Sings, an interactive karaoke game aimed straight at the wildly popular TickTok app. The huge difference...


Former ADA, Cooking Vinyl, Essential Execs Launch Curve Royalty Systems

Former executives of ADA, Cooking Vinyl and Essential are launching a new music accounting platform, Curve Royalty Systems. The UK-based platform’s first clients include...


Zoe Keating: ‘Unrepresented songwriters deserve to be heard’

A battle is brewing on the songwriter front. Two organizations, the NMPA backed Music Licencing Collective (MLC) and the independent non-profit American Music Licensing...


Top Quotes From First Ever AIM Connected Global Music Business Event

Last week, Studio Spaces in London was home to the first ever AIM (Association of Independent Music) Connected global music business conference, featuring some...


EU Gives Final Approval To Article 13 Copyright Directive, YouTube, Facebook Expected To Be Hit Hard

On Monday morning, the EU Member States gave the Article 13 copyright directive the final green light, after months of contentious debate. Nineteen member...