need to fight to get the payment we deserve. We need to get the right credit.’
Roberts (Music Business Worldwide) -- When Claudia Brant was a little girl
living in Argentina, she had a dream: “I wanted to live in America and write
songs” … She didn’t want to sing songs (although she does), or be a star
(although she is), she wanted to write. She wanted to be, creatively, in the
same place as she perceived the US to be commercially – the center of things;
the start and heart of things.
Time Releasing Music? A Guide To Getting It Right
By Justin M.
Jacobson (TuneCore) -- Once you’ve sunk
the time, money, and energy into preparing your next release, it’s time to
actually make it available to the public. Here, we look at a list of useful
guidelines to ensure you take the proper legal precautions before dropping your
The State of the
Music Industry in 2020
Shotwell (Haulix) -- Recently, our friends at Toptal
did a thorough examination of the music industry from a strictly financial
point of view. Their work considers the changing trends in consumption, the
spread of COVID-19, and many more factors that inform what is happening day to
day throughout the music business. Lucky for us, they’re allowing us to share
their insights with you.
Q3 2020: What Price Growth?
Mulligan (Music Industry Blog) -- Spotify reported another strong quarter in Q3
2020, with subscriber growth up 27% year-on-year (YoY) and ad-supported user
growth up 21%. … However, Spotify’s premium revenue growth continues to trail
subscriber increases, which raises the question: what price is growth coming at
for rightsholders and creators?
Of TuneCore and Audiam Launches Performing Rights Collection Agency For
(By BWW News
Desk) -- Word Collections is a first of
its kind Performing Rights Collection Agency founded by TuneCore and Audiam
founder Jeff Price along with eMusic and Royalty Share founder and copyright
attorney Bob Kohn. … Word Collections is the ASCAP and BMI for spoken word
instead of music. It licenses the legally required Literary Work rights in
spoken word comedy for broadcast radio.
another organization is claiming to be the first in the spoken rights field.]
Joke: Music Industry Veterans Turn to Royalty Collections for Comedians,
Rosenbaum (Billboard) -- Jim King, Ryan Bitzer and Damion Greiman have teamed
up to form Spoken Giants, the first
royalty administration company for creators of spoken word copyrights —
comedians, podcasters, authors of speeches/lectures. The new entity is vowing
to be the single, credible, transparent, and scalable collective organization
for rights for creators of spoken word compositions.
You Can Share SoundCloud Tracks on Snapchat and Facebook
King (Digital Music News) -- The new feature makes it possible to share tracks
with just three taps from the SoundCloud app. For creators, sharing their music
with Snapchat and Facebook Stories is an effortless promotion to
fans. … It’s not limited to creators, though – anyone can share SoundCloud
tracks to Snapchat and Facebook Stories.
Your Social Media Account Fit One Of These 3 Categories?
Grzegorzak of Soundfly’s Flypaper -- If, as an artist, you’ve been sinking a
lot of time and energy into your social media accounts without seeing much in the
way of traction, it may be because your account doesn’t fall into one of three
specific categories. Here, we look at how you can course correct in order to
grow, and better engage with, your online fan base.
and Self-Care: Tips For Musicians
Kealey (Bandzoogle) -- Now more than ever, musicians face unusual
circumstances, and more creative people are contained at home. Although the
journey towards self-care is an ongoing process, we thought we’d brainstorm and
share a few of the things that have been collectively working for us.
Pandemic Could Have Hurt Country Music. Instead, the Genre Is Booming
By Andrew R.
Zoe Keating Got Defrauded on Facebook — So Why Isn’t Facebook Investigating?
By Dylan Smith
(Digital Music News) -- The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) is calling on the
Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to
investigate Facebook’s alleged failure to stop a livestream scam involving the
name and image of cellist Zoe Keating.
Copyright Stories for Halloween
Abii (Copyright Alliance) -- Halloween is here again, and with it comes a fresh
set of chilling tales of copyright infringement and gray areas — tales scary
enough to make any creator’s hair stand on end! The Copyright Alliance would
like to present to you five tales of copyright woes every author should know.
Are YouTube's 10 Most-Watched Music Videos
Aniftos (Billboard) -- Every music fan knows that a great music video requires
multiple viewings--but only a few clips make their way into YouTube's exclusive
"billion views club. [All of these videos are multiple billionaires.]
Floyd Tried To Make An Album That Ended Up Being Too Trippy Even For Them
Sargent (Ranker) -- The biggest and most popular band in the progressive rock
world of the 1970s was almost certainly Pink Floyd. … Their star only rose
after the release of The Dark Side of the Moon. … (But) The story of the
album Wish You Were Here is a
bumpy one. Pink Floyd had to start over after months of work resulted in an
album too bizarre even for them.