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Musicians in the UK are to be offered protections and “transparency” around streaming royalties under a new code published today (31st January). Created by the...

Apple Music to pay higher royalties for music in Spatial Audio

Apple Music has revealed that it is to begin paying artists higher royalties for music made available in Spatial Audio. As of this month, artists...

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NASA is launching a free streaming service for TV and mobile that will allow viewers to watch launches, documentaries and more. The US federal space...

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Pioneer DJ’s CDJ-3000 can now stream music from Beatport. StreamingDirectPlay, which has been made available as part of a new firmware update (ver. 3.0), is...

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The UK music industry is set to establish a “landmark agreement on streaming metadata”. Created by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and published on 31st...

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SoundCloud has taken the “difficult” decision to lay off 8% of its global staff as part of a bid to make the streaming platform profitable...

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New research has found that 75% of artists make a loss when they release music. PIRATE.COM, a global music studio that hosts 350,000 artists worldwide...

Bandcamp introduces playlists function on mobile app

Bandcamp has introduced a playlists function on its mobile app. To create a playlist, open up the Bandcamp Fan app and look for the new...

Spotify becomes first streaming platform with over 200 million paid subscribers

Spotify is the first streaming platform to hit the 200 million paid subscribers milestone. In Spotify's earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2022, the...

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A new report has found that music streaming services are unlikely to make sufficient "excess profits" to improve paying artists. According to the independent study...

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Spotify has launched a new website to sell concert tickets directly to fans, Pitchfork reports Launched on Wednesday, August 10th, the streaming giant launched a...

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Warner Music Group has adopted SoundCloud's Fan-Powered Royalties (FPR) system for streams. The major label, home to the likes of David Guetta, Gorillaz, and Lizzo...

Streaming royalty rates to be increased in the US, the Copyright Royalty Board confirms

The US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has set a new royalty rate for streaming services of 15.1% to pay songwriters and publishers for 2018 to...

Electronic music industry value rose to $6 billion in 2021, IMS report reveals

The value of the electronic music industry grew to $6 billion in 2021, according to the International Music Summit's annual Business Report. That's up from...

"I did not agree to them taking this action and I'm truly shocked that it has come to this," he said on Twitter

Three of Four Tet's albums released on Domino have been remove from streaming services amid a dispute between the label and artist over royalties.

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With the vast majority signed to major labels 

Just 0.4 percent of artists in the UK make a living from streaming plays of their music, according to a new study. 

The research —...

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...

The report comes after months of evidence from artists, industry and major label reps

The UK governments report into the Economy of Streaming – which began in October 2020 – has concluded that the streaming model needs a ‘total reset’. Claiming...

Cherie Hu looks at how the paid membership platform Patreon is helping electronic artists and clubs sustain themselves, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the live events industry, and electronic music is far from unscathed. According to the latest IMS Business Report, electronic-focused festivals...

The streaming platform first applied for the patent back in 2018

Spotify has been granted patent to utilise listeners speech for music recommendations.

Swedish streaming giant Spotify, which reached a $50 billion market valuation in 2020, has...