The Music Business Is More Unfair Than Ever

The Music Business Is More Unfair Than Ever

No Comments 28 September 2017

By: Leonid Bershidsky

The music business is booming, and it’s doing so thanks to streaming. But the tech pioneers who made this possible in the last two years aren’t making any money, and neither, really, are musicians: It’s legacy businesses—the music companies that own the catalogs—that are collecting all the profits. Something has to give.

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Free Willy Releases ’ Remember the Alamo’

Free Willy Releases ’ Remember the Alamo’

No Comments 27 September 2017

Written by: Melanie Gomez

Free Willy (W.B.Jones) is a singer from Texas who loves to play heart-warming acoustic/vocal mixes of original Bluegrass crossover and Americana selections. After writing songs for years, Jones wanted to take his skills to the next level by recording his music and sharing it with the world.

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BMI Payouts Top $1BN for First Time - But Digital Growth Slows Down

BMI Payouts Top $1BN for First Time - But Digital Growth Slows Down

No Comments 12 September 2017

US performance rights organization BMI has published its figures for its latest financial year – and while there’s good news for songwriters and publishers, there’s also a hint that the PRO’s collection growth will face a challenge in the near future.

BMI’s total payout to rights-holders hit $1.023bn in the 12 months to end of June this year, up 9.9% – or $92m – on the same period of 2015/2016.

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