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Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup: November 16, 2012


A slew of major recording artists and songwriters have co-signed a letter opposing any revision of royalty rates paid by Pandora. Signees include Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Rihanna, and many more.

Spotify has closed another big round of funding with $100 million coming from the likes of Goldman Sachs and Coca-Cola. The digital music service is now valued at $3 billion.

Warner Music Group is believed to have joined the fray to buy Sony/ATV’s Rosetta Publishing catalog.

Sony/ATV’s EVP of International, Guy Henderson, discusses the company’s move into India¬†and the need for copyright reform in the world’s 2nd most populous nation.

Mark Fried, the founder of Spirit Music, has joined the NMPA Board of Directors.

A new digital print service – Sheet Music Plus – is trying to revolutionize sheet music publishing with tools for composers to publish and sell online.

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