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Guide launched to assist artists get paid and demystify the royalties process

In exciting news for artists, a brand-new resource has emerged to demystify the complexities of metadata, recording codes, and royalties.   Introducing the Get Paid Guide. Designed specifically with musicians in mind, the Get Paid Guide proudly labels itself as the “creator’s guide to data,” offering easily understandable information that

In the past ten years, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have revitalised the record industry, rescuing it from the decline it faced in the early 2000s due to a drop in physical music sales and the rise of digital piracy. However, as the streaming industry has matured, record

Various music organisations including the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW), Secretly Group Union, the NYC-DSA, Bandcamp United, and the Music Workers Alliance gathered at the offices of Penske Media Corporation in New York last week. According to Pitchfork, they gathered for a rally in support of UMAW’s Fair

In a move aimed at tackling the long-standing issue of fair pay for artists, a working group has been established in the UK to delve into the matter and propose potential solutions. The decision to form the industry working group came after a recommendation made earlier this year by the

House music legend Marshall Jefferson is suing Ye, AKA Kanye West, over the use of a sample from his seminal track, Move Your Body. In his lawsuit, Jefferson claims West used the sample “22 times” in his recent Donda 2 song Flowers without Jefferson’s permission. Also named in the lawsuit

The Copyright Royalty Board has voted to set new rates for mechanical royalties for publishers and songwriters, raising the rate to 15.1%, applicable from 2018 through 2022. The U.S statutory board traditionally votes on rates every five years, with the decided upon rate being valid for five years until the

American DJ and producer DVS1 (Zak Khutoretsky) has launched software that aims to bridge the gap between DJ and producer income. It’s long been the case that DJ’s profit far more from the music that they play than the producers who make it. Recognising this gap, DVS1 developed Aslice. The

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has announced that Kieran Hebdan (Four Tet) recently signed a global publishing deal with the company. Pete Simmons, director of A&R for the industry titan, announced the news with a statement that reads:  “Four Tet has soundtracked my life from GCSE revision to dance floors

Following a lawsuit filed by Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, against his former label Domino, the label has removed the three albums Four Tet recorded during his time with them from streaming services. After signing with Domino in 2001 Four Tet released four albums with the label, Pause (2001), Rounds

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