#Music Royalties

The Messed Up Truth About The 2010s Music Industry

While 2019 might seem like yesterday for some, the music industry changed so much in the 2010s that the decade might as well have happened eons ago. As the BBC notes, many of the transformations were positive: Beyoncé released her surprise album "Lemonade" — a celebration of Black lives everywhere — SoundCloud and social media gave independent artists like Billie Eilish and XXXTentacion a voice, and music became more connected, with artists like Korean rapper Psy, and Puerto Rico's Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, becoming worldwide sensations with their respective songs "Gangnam Style" and "Despacito."
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Is Lady Gaga Pregnant? After Sexual Assault at 19, Lady Gaga Says She Was Pregnant!

Lady Gaga, a famous American singer, attended the Oscars in 2022, and after seeing her voluminous gown, her followers began to believe she was pregnant. This hypothesis went viral. At the 2022 Academy Awards, it will be revealed if Lady Gaga is pregnant. Who is Lady Gaga?. Lady Gaga, an...
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I Will Increase Funds For Arts, Liberalise Acquisition Process, Atiku Promises Creatives

Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday promised to increase funds for the arts and liberalise the process of its acquisition once elected in the forthcoming elections. Atiku made the promise during a special roundtable discussion with Nigeria’s creative cultural and innovative industry stakeholders in Lagos....
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ALL the Gaslighting & Abuse from Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young

Lee Seung Gi agency, Hook Entertainment, released an official statement denying more allegations regarding the actor. So, what about the abuse and gaslighting from Hook Entertainment CEO Kwon Jin Young to Lee Seung Gi? Does it mean that they admitted to all the unfair treatment accusations? Check out the following complete reports for all the abuse and gaslighting Kwon Jin Young had done to Lee Seung Gi and MORE!

3LAU’s Royal Debuts Marketplace to Bring Music NFTs to the Masses – Decrypt

Royal, one of the biggest names in the burgeoning music NFT space, has finally launched its long-promised marketplace for music royalty rights. Started by electronic musician and entrepreneur Justin “3LAU” Blau and Opendoor founder JD Ross, Royal raised $16 million in its seed funding round in August 2021. Last November, the Web3 music startup raised another $55 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase Ventures, and Paradigm, along with popular musicians like Nas and The Chainsmokers.


Today, Bristolian noise-pop three-piece Superlove have returned with the release of their new deluxe edition of their debut album “Colours” via Rude Records. This revamped version of “Colours” features two new tracks – the atmospheric “Noises” and the punked-out “BARFIGHT!”. Order the physical deluxe edition HERE or stream on all platforms HERE.

Atiku promises improved fundings, support for creative sector

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to support the creative industry with the necessary incentives, if elected into power in the 2023 general election. He made the commitment in Lagos during a roundtable discussion with stakeholders in Nigeria’s creative, cultural and innovative industry. Some...

The rapidly changing music industry landscape

While the ongoing vinyl resurgence is breathing new life into the traditional music format, the online environment and emerging technologies are responsible for seismic shifts in the music industry landscape. With fans today embracing classic, modern and futuristic methods of consuming music, coupled with the recovery of live events from the pandemic, the outlook for the global music business is upbeat.

YouTube’s music copyright system is ‘ripe for abuse’, report claims

YouTube’s royalty system has long been criticized by multiple music industry organizations for its lack of transparency, lack of oversight and, many believe, underpayments. But a new report in Billboard details a series of claims, backed up by multiple unnamed sources, that say YouTube — which is the world’s largest music streaming service — has a rights management system that is “rife with bugs” and “ripe for abuse.” ” and claim that Create Music Group, which initially established itself as a royalty collection service for music companies, often charged royalties it was not entitled to.

Leroy Sibbles’ ‘Do Your Thing’ Featured In Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Tulsa King’

Do Your Thing, a 1960s song by veteran Reggae singer Leroy Sibbles, was featured in Sylvester Stallone’s new Paramount+ series titled Tulsa King. The tune is featured for 10 seconds in “Center of the Universe” (Episode 2 of the series), when Dwight (played by Stallone) and Tyson (played by Jay Will) visit Bodhi (played by Martin Starr), who is the owner of a weed shop.
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What is Tidal? The hi-fi streaming music service fully explained

Most big-name music streaming services have a lot in common. Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, and YouTube Music all have similar choices in music and quality — it’s just a matter of picking your preferred platform. Tidal, on the other hand, breaks the mold. The business structure...

United States: ICYDK: Music NFTs Also Generate Royalties

The newest case against American DJ 3LAU is very timely, with "music NFTs" becoming a growing trend in the music industry. "Music NFTs" and Copyright Law. As a refresher, an NFT is a unique cryptographic or blockchain-based asset linked to another asset or piece of content such as digital artwork, a ticket, or a musical album. To give an analogy, purchasing a so-called "music NFT" is like purchasing a physical CD from a music store (though artists typically offer NFT holders additional benefits or utility, such as early access to music releases and VIP concert tickets). This comparison is especially important as more songwriters, artists, publishers, and record labels choose to release music through NFTs. Under copyright law, typically the author of a particular work has the exclusive right to reproduce that work. Accordingly, whenever a composition or master is streamed, downloaded, stored on a vinyl record, or even printed as sheet music, it implicates reproduction rights that the author exclusively controls. In a music production agreement, it is common for authors or owners of a song to agree to split the net revenues from reproductions of the song (a "royalty") as recognition for their respective ownership in the underlying work. Because of this, the sale of an NFT, when linked to an mp3 or other digital version of a song, would also generate royalties.

Download a Music Split Sheet Template & Guide for FREE!

Songwriting splits are serious business. And if you’re contributing in some way or another to the creation of a track, you need to make sure you’re getting the proper credit and compensation for your hard work. That’s where a music split sheet comes in. In this post,...
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Dolly Parton Honored Miley Cyrus On Her 30th Birthday

Dolly Parton honored Miley Cyrus on her 30th birthday in a post she shared on social media. The famous country singer, Dolly Parton is actually celebrating her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus's milestone birthday. The "We Can't Stop" singer turned 30 on Wednesday. The Report. Parton posted recent photos of herself and...