Ryan Brodhead

Royalty Roundup: Q1 2012


April means a lot things. The start of spring, April Fool's Day, baseball -- and for us in the music industry...our 1st Quarter 2012 royalty statements. Here at Songtrust, we always anticipate reviewing our writers' royalty statements -- not only to see where the income is coming from, but how much and in what ratio to other sources. In speaking to many songwriters, artists and bands, I've come to realize that there is quite a disconnect found in their expected royalties as opposed to their actual royalties. Here are four great sources that you may not be fully aware of or capitalizing on...

Apr 4, 2012

The Power of Music Publishing


So here’s why music publishing is not only cool… but important.

I’ve been listening to Jamie XX a lot lately, so I went to the record store to see if I could find any vinyl. Ended up getting the remix album ‘We’re New Here’ that he did with Gil Scott-Heron. I’ve already listened to it 100 times on Spotify…but I wanted to hear it on vinyl. And it’s incredible.

So I’m listening to it with my two roommates at like 10 o’clock when the last track comes on, “I’ll Take Care of U.” As soon as we hear it, we’re like….woah that’s one of the new Rihanna tracks! And yes we all listen to Rihanna. But who sampled who here? So being the music nerds we are, we took to BMI, AllMusic, YouTube & HFA to find out what happened.

Feb 23, 2012

This Week in Music Publishing: November 17, 2011

Nov 17, 2011

This Week in Music Publishing: November 10, 2011


Nov 10, 2011

This Week in Music Publishing: November 2, 2011


Nov 2, 2011

This Week in Music Publishing: October 26, 2011

Thomas Golubic, 'Breaking Bad' Music Supervisor, Answers Six Questions @ BB Film & TV Music Conference

Oct 26, 2011

This Week in Music Publishing: October 19, 2011

Oct 19, 2011

This Week in Music Publishing: October 12, 2011

  • Spotify launches In Denmark, its ninth Country
  • 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery makes history at No. 1 on Billboard 200
  • Chris Brown tops BET Hip-Hop Awards followed by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa
  • EMI, Live Gamer Partner On Facebook Apps; U.K. rapper Professor Green first to benefit
  • U.K. Study says private sector undervalues creative industries
  • Music licensing service Rumblefish adds Ex-Pandora board member
  • Taylor Swift named Billboard Woman of the Year
  • Business Matters: CD Baby launches its own Facebook app
  • Spotify's Big Losses in 2010 are evidence freemium models need time to grow
  • iTunes great for Apple, but was it for music biz?
  • RCA's Peter Edge, Tom Corson on the shuttering of Jive, J and Arista
  • EMI Auction: Second-round bids are in, questions still looming
  • Business Matters: Rdio unveils free listening option
  • 2011 U.S. album sales still strong after three quarters
  • Early Report: Facebook Music isn't helping artists gain fans
  • Grooveshark got asked how much they pay artists
Oct 12, 2011

This Week in Music Publishing: October 5, 2011

Oct 5, 2011