Posted on August 26, 2016Categories Copyright, Licensing, Music, StreamingTags , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Why #Songwriters Are Getting Left In the Cold by #ASCAP and #BMI…

Why #Songwriters Are Getting Left In the Cold by #ASCAP and #BMI…

This article is wrong in so many levels. Where do I start? First it pits the PROs against The Labels. They are not adversaries. They are two parties that represent the same side of the coin – the rights and royalties due Creatives (Creatives is my way of describing ALL parties involved in creating music: recording artists + songwriters + composers + backup artists + ). The owner of the master recordings , often referred to as The Labels which … Continue reading “Why #Songwriters Are Getting Left In the Cold by #ASCAP and #BMI…”

Posted on August 25, 2016Categories Music, StreamingTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Pandora Looks for a Way Out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove. – NYTimes.com

Pandora Looks for a Way Out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove. – NYTimes.com

It is nice to see streaming companies getting artists involved, but how about paying them fair compensation? You cannot have a $10/month “all you can eat” song buffet. For most listeners you are not paying fair royalties. Forget Sound Exchange and their $35 per 10,000 songs played; these rates push the PRO compensations levels way below 1/3 of that. Fixed fee monthly streaming services is a failed business model. — Pandora Looks for a Way Out of the Doldrums. Cue … Continue reading “Pandora Looks for a Way Out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove. – NYTimes.com”

Posted on April 30, 2016Categories Copyright, Licensing, Music, StreamingTags , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Unpaid Music Artists – Maybe It’s Time To Blame The Streaming Companies

Unpaid Music Artists – Maybe It’s Time To Blame The Streaming Companies

Songwriters, publishers, performers, and a myriad of others that create the music that defines moments in our lives, serves as the background for dinner dates, house parties, and corporate conventions are earning less money than ever before.   While there are many factors to consider one of the most notable issues is the lack of compensation from streaming services.   Sure, radio has been notorious for their lobbying group that has kept them exempt from paying their fair share of royalties to … Continue reading “Unpaid Music Artists – Maybe It’s Time To Blame The Streaming Companies”

Posted on November 24, 2015Categories Music, StreamingTags , ,   Leave a comment on Streaming Royalties Estimates for 2015

Streaming Royalties Estimates for 2015

Summary According to various stats collected from the top streaming services, there were about 1.03 trillion music streams in the first 6 months of 2015.   With the growth of streaming it is a safe bet that the total streams in 2015 will easily hit the 2.2 trillion mark by year-end. Here is what those numbers mean in terms of royalties collected. Sound Exchange Sound Exchange collects money on behalf of the “recording artist” (musicians, producers, etc.) and pays the copyright … Continue reading “Streaming Royalties Estimates for 2015”