CATEGORY: PUBLISHING & SONGWRITING

ASCAP Paid Songwriters, Music Publishers More Than $1B For First Time In 2017

ASCAP announced record revenues and distributions of $1.14 billion in 2017. After 11% operating expenses this marks the first time that the 660,000 members...



5 Musical Geniuses Who Overcame Disabilities To Achieve Legendary Status

Finding success in the music industry typically entails surmounting a good number of obstacles, and can be even harder for those who need to...


New Antitrust Chief (Positively) Complicates MMA Songwriter Calculus

Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Makan Delrahim's suggestion of kicking the Department of Jusitice's 'consent decrees' to the benefit of songwriters, potentially drastically altering how...


What Composers, Musicians, Should Know About The Proposed Tax Reform Bill

Recently introduced to the House of Representatives, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" has buried within its pages legislation that could, depending on how...


Portugal The Man Talks Hard Work Or Die [INTERVIEW]

Here Chris Robley sat down to chat with Zach Carothers of Portugal, The Man about the value of hard work in a tough industry,...


How Elton John’s Music Evolved Through The Decades

70 year-old musical legend Elton John has never stopped changing his sound since he began making music in 1969, exploring genres from blues to...


LyricMerch Lets Fans Wear The Words From Their Favorite Songs

LyricMech is bringing song lyrics to merch on a massive scale. Remember those lines in songs that say it all, simply and perfectly? Now...


Concord Exec Grover Biery Jumps To BMG As EVP Recorded Music

[UPDATED] Concord Music exec Tom 'Grover' Biery has jumped to BMG where he will serve as EVP Recorded Music, based in Los Angeles. He'll...


Taking Advantage Of The Recording Studio

Here long-time recording veteran Chris Gilroy pulls from years of experience in the control to offer artists advice on how they most effectively maximize...


Taylor Swift Using Dubious Trademark Registrations To Put An End To Sales Of Fan-Made Goods

In an effort to capture maximum Swift Dollars, the popular singer's legal team has been outdoing themselves by attempting to to copyright multiple key...