CATEGORY: PUBLISHING & SONGWRITING

Playlist Culture And Our Shrinking Attention Spans

Besides getting the industry back on its feet as a whole, playlist have been a huge asset in bringing unknown groups and artists out...



Facebook Adds Licenses For 31M Tracks, 290K Rightholders

Facebook has taken another major step forward in its push to legally licence and compensate the creators of music used on its platforms, announcing...


Video Game Music: An Art And Business In Its Own Right

While musicians have been cozy with the video game industry for some time as another supplementary source of revenue, but some indicators suggest that...


Facebook Licensing Deadline Nears For Indie Musicians

The deadline for unaffiliated independent musicians and rightsholders to get paid for use of their music on Facebook by registering with the Harry Fox...


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...