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What a Successful Indie Artist Actually Makes on Spotify

By Paul Resnikoff This is the complete, unaltered Spotify royalty statement for independent cellist Zöe Keating. It covers the first nine months of 2014. Zoe Keating – 9 Months of Spotify (Scroll Down for Totals) – Spotify The post What… Continue Reading

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YouTube Takes The Guess Work Out Of Music Copyright Status

By Laura Schneider Have you ever spent hours searching for the perfect soundtrack to your video masterpiece only to have it pulled immediately from YouTube for copyright infringement? You’re not the only one. You’re also not the only one who… Continue Reading

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5 Rules for Not Pissing Off Music Supervisors

By Michael St. James Image via performermag.com A version of this article originally appeared on Performer Magazine. I’m writing from the beautiful Hyatt in Los Angeles while finishing up details on a music supervision project for a film. This one… Continue Reading

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Be thankful you’re not in a band 20 years ago

By Chris Robley Rock’s resident curmudgeon is ecstatic about the current state of music — and you should be too. Legendary recording engineer Steve Albini (well, legendary if you love bands like Nirvana and The Pixies) doesn’t think the sky… Continue Reading

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Sony Says They’re Questioning the Value of Free Streaming Services

By Nina Ulloa Sony Music CFO Kevin Kelleher, discussing Taylor Swift’s pull from free streaming services: “Actually, a lot of conversation has taken place over the last week in the light of that… What it all really comes down to… Continue Reading

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Spotify Says Per-Play Royalties Will ‘Likely Never Go Up’

By Paul Resnikoff from a recent interview with Blake Morgan, founder of ECR Music Group. CNN host Poppy Harlow: You’ve sat down with some Spotify executives here in New York, can you tell me about that meeting? Blake Morgan: There… Continue Reading

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Is Your Band Name Killing Your Licensing Opportunities?

By shaine@iaemagazine.com (Shaine Freeman) In 2012, CMJ included Butter the Children on a list of bands with bad names. (Photo via thegrandvictory.com) When your parents discovered you were on the way, it’s very likely that they began thinking of what… Continue Reading

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Bono: labels not Spotify should field streaming anger

By Music Ally Blog The closing session at yesterday’s Web Summit conference featured U2 frontman Bono, who ended up talking more about streaming than iTunes. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming, the real enemy, the real… Continue Reading

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Seven Seas Music Makes It Easy to License Authentic Global Music…

By Nina Ulloa Music industry veteran Brooke Wentz is on a mission to make world music more accessible. To do this, Wentz has spent the last four years working on Seven Seas Music, a San Francisco based company that is officially… Continue Reading

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Homage or Fromage? The “Blurred Lines” between musical influence and copyright infringement

By CD Baby [This article was written by Rob Filomena, CD Baby’s Director of Music Publishing.] What’s the difference between being influenced by a song and stealing one outright? A case involving a dispute between some very well known tunes… Continue Reading