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Larry Heard and Robert Owens have filed a lawsuit against the label

Trax Records hit with lawsuit for $1 million in 'unpaid' royalties to artists.

House innovators Larry Heard (AKA Mr Fingers), and Robert Owens, have filed...

Their new “fan-centric royalties” will pay out based on fan listening times rather than ‘pro rata’

SoundCloud is introducing user-centric royalties for artists using its platform. As SoundCloud describe it, “under the old model, money from your dedicated fans goes into...

The Keep Music Alive campaign has been launched by The Musicians Union and The Ivors Academy

A campaign has been launched by two leading UK music associations calling for an increase in streaming royalties for artists in the wake of the...

The campaign has been launched by The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers

A new campaign titled Justice at Spotify has been launched, demanding increased royalties and transparency from the streaming platform.

The United Musicians and Allied Workers...

The artist revealed in a post on Facebook that Trax Records owed him royalties

A fundraiser has been started for pioneering Chicago house producer, Adonis, who revealed he had not received "a penny" in royalties from renowned house label...

Beatport will release trapped royalties to all labels this week.

Beatport has announced it will release trapped royalty payments to all labels this week, following widespread industry criticism surrounding the company's failure to pay imprints...

Streaming services have 30 days to challenge the ruling...

The US Copyright Royalty Board has officially approved a 44% increase in streaming royalty rates following a campaign last year led by songwriters and publishers...

The artist is claiming he has the right to a royalty rate of 50%

Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, has launched legal proceedings against record label Domino over a dispute about royalties.

According to a report by Music Week...

Ol' Dirty Bastard's widow sues Wu-Tang Clan over alleged unpaid royalties

Ol' Dirty Bastard's widow and the sole executor of his estate, Icelene Jones, is suing Wu-Tang Productions for years of unpaid royalties.


Jones claims a...

The new experimental feature lets you influence Spotify’s recommendation algorithm in exchange for a 'promotional royalty rate'

Spotify is to offer artists and labels the chance to influence its recommendation algorithm in exchange for a ‘promotional royalty rate’. That means, Spotify will...

He's hoping to fight back against the "unauthorised exploitation" of his music

A Guy Called Gerald is planning to take action over the alleged "unauthorised exploitation" of his music by UK label Rham Records.

Last month...

TikTok launches music distribution platform, Sound On, with most royalties going to artists

TikTok is launching a music distribution platform, Sound On, with the promise of giving 100% of royalties directly to artists for their first year, and...

The streaming giants have filed a 92-page appeal...

Spotify, Google, Amazon and Pandora have launched an appeal to overturn increase in songwriter royalties.

The four industry leaders in music streaming have filed a...

A lack of data, information, and will has left electronic music producers lagging way behind their commercial counterparts. DJ Mag outlines how that happened, how...

In July 2018, DJ Mag published a feature on why streaming in the booth will change DJing forever. It included this: “It’s an open secret...

Artists that signed to Sony before 2000, and have yet to recoup their advances, will start receiving royalties “to increase the ability of those who...

Sony Music Entertainment has announced that it will begin paying out royalties to legacy artists and producers who signed to the company before 2000, and...