David Lowery Legal Team Files Motion Addressing Spotify’s Forthcoming Publishing Settlement News

David Lowery Legal Team Files Motion Addressing Spotify’s Forthcoming Publishing Settlement

No Comments 20 April 2016

Attorneys representing David Lowery in his lawsuit against Spotify want to know what the music streaming service has been telling songwriters. Billboard reports.

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Guster Saw Their Fan’s Cover Video And Did The Unexpected (VIDEO)

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Guster Saw Their Fan’s Cover Video And Did The Unexpected (VIDEO)

No Comments 13 April 2016

On Digital Music News, Ari Herstand relays his personal history with Guster and covers Guster covering a cover of one of their songs. Hilarity ensues. But there’s a great lesson in this story, and may have you thinking again about how to engage your fans in a real and honest way.

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YouTube’s New Label Negotiations

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YouTube’s New Label Negotiations

No Comments 13 April 2016

via Music 3.0: If you’re a record label, or an artist, band or publisher for that matter, the one thorn in your digital side is YouTube. Why? It’s by far the most widely used streaming service for consuming music, yet it pays the least of all the services.

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Facebook Tackles ‘Freebooting’

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Facebook Tackles ‘Freebooting’

No Comments 13 April 2016

As part of its watchdog initiative, Facebook is offering to monitor and delete violating clips or notify the copyright owners. Billboard reports.

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Op-Ed: Why Getting Paid In The Music Industry Is So Complicated, And How It Can Be Better

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Op-Ed: Why Getting Paid In The Music Industry Is So Complicated, And How It Can Be Better

No Comments 3 April 2016

The payment issue in the music industry is an extremely complicated one - and it’s getting more complicated now. So how does it get solved? Former FTC policy director David Balto offers his view on Billboard.

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Introducing SoundCloud Go

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Introducing SoundCloud Go

No Comments 30 March 2016

From the SoundCloud blog: It’s a big day for the SoundCloud community – for both creators and listeners, newbies and those of you who’ve been with us from the beginning. We’re happy to announce that SoundCloud Go, our subscription service for listeners, is now available in the U.S.

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How an unknown songwriter outsold Lady Gaga and Katy Perry: the “overnight” success of Kashy Keegan

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How an unknown songwriter outsold Lady Gaga and Katy Perry: the “overnight” success of Kashy Keegan

No Comments 30 March 2016

From the DIY Musician Blog: When one independent artist gave up the dream, the dream came true. You work hard trying to make your mark in music, but after much frustration with the business side of the industry, you quit.

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