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Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup: April 22, 2013

Successful pop songwriter, Dr. Luke, made publishing news this week with a few major deals.  Dr. Luke and electronic producer Diplo signed a joint publishing deal between Diplo’s Mad Decent Publishing and Dr. Luke’s Prescription Songs.  Prescription Songs also formed a joint venture with country music group Big Machine Music to allow the two companies to co-publish songwriters.

SoundExchange recently announced that it has distributed $117.5 million of digital performance royalties for the first quarter of 2013.  Although this is the highest ever first-quarter payout for SoundExchange, the number is down from $134.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

On April 20, Spotify announced that French electronic duo Daft Punk set the streaming service’s record for most streams in a single day, in the US and UK, with their new song “Get Lucky”.  The exact number of streams has not been released.


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  1. […] Daft Punk has signed a music publishing deal with Imagem Music U.K., just as the French electronic music duo’s fourth hugely-hyped album “Random Access Memories” crashes sales charts around the globe.  In addition, Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” can now add “Spotify record holder” to its growing list of achievements as mentioned in our earlier post. […]

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