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 […]

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 […]

Performance royalties organizations (or “PROs”) serve an important role to the music world:  They ensure that when a piece of music composed by one of their members is performed in public, that member gets paid. “Public” is defined in this case as a gathering of people beyond just family and friends. It’s a tough job. […]

In December, a US federal judge ruled that the direct performance license deals created between DMX, a large provider of background to thousands of businesses, and major music publishers such as Warner/Chapel and EMI Publishing, did not constitute a breach in contract with BMI, the performing rights society that represents many of the songwriters who’s […]

(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 […]