Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, July 14, 2017

The talk of the music industry this week has been in regards to the “fake artists” that have been popping up in playlists all over Spotify. 

Jul 13, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, June 23, 2017

At the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Centennial Annual Meeting in New York this month, Sony/ATV CEO Martin Bandier was awarded the Life Service Award.  In his speech, he spoke about how songwriters and music publishers are not given their fair share of revenue and recognition in the wake of the streaming revolution.

Jun 22, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, May 12, 2017

For the first time in more than a decade, the Grammy Awards will be returning to New York City for the airing of the 60th anniversary ceremony. The Grammy celebration had previously rotated its location in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, until 2004, when it resided in LA for the next 14 years.

May 11, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, April 28, 2017

Spotify has acquired Mediachain Labs, the core team behind the open source Mediachain protocol, to develop a decentralized network for sharing data critical to getting songwriters paid--in other words, a blockchain.

Apr 27, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, April 21, 2017

ASCAP's 12th annual "I Create Music" Expo took place last week in Los Angeles.

Apr 20, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, April 14, 2017

There has been significant buzz around three of the world’s largest member-owned collection societies – ASCAP, SACEM, and PRS.

Apr 13, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, March 24, 2017

By now you've probably heard--or at least heard about--the momentous latest release from hip-hop artist, Drake, More Life.  Drake describes the work not as an album or mixtape, but "a body of work bridging the gap between major releases," a playlist of sorts. 

Mar 23, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, March 16, 2017

Over the past week, sources around the internet have been buzzing about Spotify’s acquisition of UK-based audio detection technology startup Sonalytic.

Mar 16, 2017

Weekly Music Publishing Update: Friday, March 10, 2017

A question we often receive from clients is “I have x amount of streams, how much in royalties am I owed?”  Unfortunately, the answer is quite complex.

Mar 10, 2017