You’ll see similarities between your PRO membership and your SoundExchange membership: Both memberships are free. Both have a clause that permits you to negotiate deals directly with music buyers when that’s in your best interest (as publishers, we like that flexibility…alot).

Pandora recently announced that it will be raising its monthly subscription prices for the first time since its 2009 launch – once again bemoaning the rising costs of music royalty payouts. This whole matter is just two titans fighting about price; actually three titans, but the third one has been handcuffed. Pandora wants market share and thus has […]

Most music fans in 2014 can’t imagine a fight breaking out between the notes written on a musical score and the digital recording of a vocalist singing those notes. That’s a stupid distinction – and it would be weird fight to watch. To most listeners, it’s just…the melody. Without Frank Sinatra, the intro to “New […]

In January 2013, TuneCore, a giant of independent music distribution, made industry headlines when it’s founder/CEO Jeff Price was ousted by the company’s new group of investors. The reason? A $500.00 bed & breakfast charge on Price’s expense report that the new owners insist was fraudulent because the receipt was in Word format*. Employees were […]

A direct performance license is when the publisher of a song and a business that wishes to use that song decide to work directly together instead of going through a performing rights society like ASCAP or BMI. There are several scenarios where this makes the most sense for everyone: 1) The end user is unable […]

(Trumbull, CT – November 9, 2010) MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com), an innovative online marketplace for royalty-free production music, today announced the launch of its Internet Music Stream for retail, restaurant, fitness club, business and website background music (https://www.musicrevolution.com/music_streams/). The MusicRevolution.com Internet Music Stream provides an affordable, royalty-free alternative for background music for a range of commercial music […]

In an interview last month with the New York Times, the President of BMI said the first assortment of data generated by their new digital rights management tracking system revealed a higher usage of library music than they previously realized: “Debusk pulled up a screen detailing a list of nonsongs with generic names like “Graceful […]