Spotify, Google, Amazon are all making money in Austin while they stiff Austin songwriters. Happy SXSW!
According to Music Business Worldwide, Universal has committed to sharing profits from the sale of Spotify stock. The exact quote is: “CONSISTENT WITH UMG’S APPROACH TO ARTIST COMPENSATION, ARTISTS WOULD SHARE IN THE PROCEEDS OF A [SPOTIFY] EQUITY SALE.” Sources close to Vivendi-owned UMG suggest it may have been corporately restricted from making a hypothetical […]
Sara Hickman on how the economics of streaming is hollowing out the “middle class musician” and devouring the music business from the ground up.
David Crosby was born the wrong year–and can’t be found by Spotify.
The powers that be seem to be very, very interested in jamming the Music Modernization Act through Congress with as little public commentary as possible. Casual polling from various mailing lists is being presented as “X thousand songwriters are on the bandwagon for MMA”, but when you look at the various “petitions” that were “signed” […]
Not only do Spotify, Google and Amazon send “address unknown” NOIs on the Top 5 songwriters, they also send them on the creme de la creme of New Orleans songwriters.
great news for BlocBoy JB, he made the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The bad news…Spotify, Google and Amazon filed “address unknown” NOIs for his song which means these saviors of the music business just helped themselves to a royalty-free license for who knows how long.
Andrew Orlowski asks why can’t Spotify find Ed Sheeran ? via @andreworlowski: Spotify wants to go public but can’t find Ed Sheeran (to pay him) — Artist Rights Watch
Here’s a guest post by 5-time Grammy winner Maria Schneider on the Trichordist that she says is in response to a letter from National Music Publishers Association head David Israelite about her critique of the Music Modernization Act that appeared on MusicTechPolicy and ARW