CATEGORY: PUBLISHING

SoundExchange’s Michael Huppe Weighs In New ‘CLASSICS’ Act To Protect Pre-1972 Copyrights,

While it is now generally agree that the music industry is on the road to recovery as far as revenue is concerned, it still...



The Legalities Behind A Cover Song

The recording of covers is common practice in the music industry, and has only become more popular of late, particularly with the rise of...


ASCAP, BMI Are Building A Joint Song Database Designed To Increase Licensing Accuracy, Speed

UPDATED: Transparency and accurate data are major issues for songwriters and music publishers. To solve both problems, ASCAP and BMI are creating a joint...


What Music Publishers Look For In An Artist [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, CEO and co-owner of the indie publishing/artist development company Big Yellow Dog Music, discusses how she got involved with music publishing...


Spotify Nearing Warner Music Deal, But Ongoing Battles With Songwriters, Publishers Could Delay IPO

[UPDATED] Spotify is nearing a new licensing deal with Warner Music, the last of the big three label agreements it needs before a U.S....


Transparency In The Music Licensing And Ownership Act – Doomsday Book Meets Unicorn [Chris Castle]

In this article, Chris Castle works to unpack a host of issues relating to the new Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act recently...


Transparency In The Music Licensing And Ownership Act – Doomsday Book Meets Unicorn [Chris Castle]

In this article, Chris Castle works to unpack a host of issues relating to the new Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act recently...


Jobs In Songs: A Lyrical Look At Top 10 Professions

While originality and inventiveness is frequently sought by songwriters, they often end up using repetitive themes, ideas, or even words. Here we look at...


Jobs In Songs: A Lyrical Look At Top 10 Professions

While originality and inventiveness is frequently sought by songwriters, they often end up using repetitive themes, ideas, or even words. Here we look at...


How Congress Can Right Wrong For Music Released Pre-1972

While the vast majority of streams for pre-1972 recording do currently receive some form of royalty payout from Pandora, a new bill recently introduced...