In recent times, artists/songwriters, who once made their living recording and writing songs, have been severely affected by the slump in royalty revenue coming from labels, publishers, and...
There has been a lot of excitement around streaming lately. At the end of last year, Apple launched their own service that amassed over ten million users in just three months. Despite the...
The Drama of Artist Payments1
Gross Margin Blues2
The Life of Prince3
by David Touve
It is surprising that, to date, most of the conversation around the music licensing challenges faced by new music services has centered on cost rather than friction — the specific prices of royalty rates and the dollar value of advances, instead of the complexity of the process. When that...Read More
New music media companies are trying to lower intellectual property costs. Digital radio is calling for cheaper royalty fees and forcing the issue on a variety of fronts. The opposing side takes the form of rights collectors who represent songwriters, publishers, record labels and performing...Read More