Updated: How Much Do Artists Earn Online? How Do Spotify and Other Revenue Share Services Calculate Royalties?

“I’d rather be raped by The Pirate Bay than shafted by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music.” Swedish artist Magnus Uggla, speaking of Spotify’s major label ownership and low payments He actually said something more emphatic than “shafted“, but this is a family blog.  You get the idea.  It’s in this graph courtesy of our friend Faza at  […]

20 Questions for New Artists: Have you registered with SoundExchange?

Have You Registered With SoundExchange? Featured recording artists and bands that own their own sound recordings can register with SoundExchange, the U.S. performing rights organization for sound recordings. Registration forms are available on the SoundExchange website (http://www.soundexchange.com/), and membership is free. It is a good idea to check the PLAYS database (which can be done […]

Alert from the National Music Publishers Association regarding sheet music and the Google Books Settlement

The Google Books settlement (which is currently being investigated by the Department of Justice, among other people) clearly includes sheet music. How you may ask? Thank your friendly librarians…and see Music Publishing and the Google Books Settlement and Why Music Publishers and their Licensees Should Care About the Google Books Settlement The National Music Publishers […]