June 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2021—SoundExchange today announced it distributed nearly $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020–a $39 million increase from 2019, marking a 4% growth year-over-year with an operating administrative rate of 5.3%. SoundExchange marks a new milestone, distributing nearly $8 billion in collections to creators since the […]
Fair result in Web V for nonfeatured and featured performers, sound recording copyright owners and services.
Chris Castle’s call to arms against Liberty Media and for artist airplay royalties.
SoundExchange’s CEO says it’s time radio starts paying all music creators fairly for their work. On Monday, a group of radio broadcasters penned a letter in support of the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) push for deregulation of the $14 billion radio industry. Their letter was based on the NAB’s petition to the FCC this […]
While several pieces of music legislation have been introduced in the Senate, there is not a single comprehensive package yet. We are encouraging our Senate allies to bring these many issues together into a single, comprehensive Music Modernization Act, like the bill passed in the House.
Press Release For SoundExchange members based in Houston and throughout the Gulf Coast, SoundExchange wants to make sure you receive your royalties in this time of tragedy. SoundExchange’s Senior Director of Artist and Industry Relations Linda Bloss-Baum sent the Texas Music Office a statement today that reads: “Our next royalty distribution will be made in late September. If you […]
Congressman Jerry Nadler and Marsha Blackburn, John Conyers and Ted Deutch will introduce legislation on Monday that responds to all of you who supported artist pay for radio play. The thousands and thousands of you who signed the #irespectmusic petition, the hundreds of you who attended #irespectmusic events, the hundreds of you who responded to the […]
We’ve seen quite a bit of “new boss” activity this week: Google screwing indie labels, Amazon screwing authors and now yet another missed opportunity for Sirius and Pandora to demonstrate that they care about the artists who deliver them riches. Yes, it’s that old and unimproved digital radio, now with even more exploitation. Meet the […]
[Editor Charlie sez: This interview first appeared in a 2 part series in the Huffington Post . It is also available as a podcast. This series continues the Guide to Music Performance Royalties Part 1 and Part 2.] Background: As we developed in Parts 1 and 2 of this series, there is an important distinction […]
MTP readers will remember the short lived legislation to lower artist royalties that Pandora backed last year. That was called the “Internet Radio Fairness Act” and it never came to a vote. The House IP Subcommittee held a hearing at which, I think it is fair to say, Pandora lost and lost big. We Will […]