Spotify to pay $21 million in unpaid royalties
Spotify has agreed to pay $21 million in unpaid royalties to the NMPA (National Music Publishers Association) over tracks that were missing copyright owner information.
Streaming music leader Pandora to look internationally for expansion
According to new reports, Pandora is preparing to expand internationally and has already tried to acquire rights to play songs outside of the U.S.
Superstar Pharrell made just pennies for millions of streams on Pandora
According to an angry email from music publisher Sony/ATV CEO Marty Bandier, Pharrell and other music artists are not being paid properly for their popularity on the Internet Radio giant Pandora.
Publisher: Spotify royalties now higher than those collected from iTunes
Speaking today at a Web summit in Ireland, music publisher Kobalt shocked by stating that its European artists actually collected more from Spotify than they did from iTunes for the first time ever.
SoundCloud getting ads, securing licensing deals with labels
SoundCloud, the streaming site that allows anyone to upload audio, will soon have a business model.
Songwriters make $0.000126 per play on Beats Music
The Trichordist has posted a very interesting document this week, one that shows some in-depth figures about the Beats Music service that is set to be acquired by Apple for over $3 billion.
Microsoft making good money off of phones, mainly Android ones
During its quarterly earnings report on Thursday, Microsoft revealed that it is making more money now for its mobile phone division.
THQ creditors put in claims for over $200 million
Seeking money back from bankrupt gaming company
Behind the numbers: Pandora's payments to artists
Earlier this week we reported on Pandora CEO Tim Westergren noting that the company pays some of the top artists in the world over $1 million ......
Pandora pays Lil Wayne, Drake $3 million per year in royalties
It appears that streaming music may actually be great for artists, despite what the record labels may believe. Pandora CEO Tim Westergren ......
Microsoft now collects royalties on 70 percent of Android devices
Aluratek and Coby have settled and will pay royalties to Microsoft over Android devices. The companies are now added to the huge list of ......
YouTube loses court case in Germany over music video clips
YouTube has lost a case in a Hamburg court this week over music video clips. The ruling states YouTube is now responsible for the content ......
Apple offers patent settlements to Samsung and Motorola
According to multiple credible sources, Samsung and Motorola have been approached by Apple who is asking for $5-$15 per handset in patent licensing fees. ......
Dutch royalty collection executive forced to resign in extortion scandal
After a recording surfaced in which he apparently tried to extort money from a composer, an exec from a Dutch royalty collection agency has resigned .
Microsoft chasing Huawei for Android patent money
Huawei has confirmed today that Microsoft has approached them demanding royalty payments for its Android devices. The company has coerced ......
Chuck D royalty lawsuit could make it hard to sell EMI
People involved in negotiations for EMI say buyers will want guarantees from Citigroup against EMI suddenly have to pay a pile in back royalties.
Chuck D reveals record label accounting in download royalty lawsuit
In a lawsuit demanding proper royalties for licensing his songs to iTunes, Chuck D revealed just how little artists are paid by record labels.
Supreme Court decides not to hear ASCAP appeal for download royalties
ASCAP's lawsuit to collect royalties for music downloads ends with the Supreme Court turning down the case. ASCAP wanted downloads classified as performances
EMI sued over 'Chipmunk' music royalties
EMI has been sued this week by Bagdasarian Prods, the owner of the 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' franchise, over royalties related to a boxset of ......
Senate Judiciary Committee approves radio royalty bill
A bill which would require terrestrial radio broadcasters to pay additional royalties to performers for the music they play. Currently US broadcasters ......