The money should always support the creator.
In 2005, when David Israelite was recruited to leave a key post at the U.S. Department of Justice to run the National Music Publishers’ Association, he was reluctant for a good reason: He had never heard of the industry organization.
Source: Inside the National Music Publishers’ Association’s 100th Anniversary | Billboard
This might be of interest to those of you who earn your income from streaming services. According to this article your highest royalties are with the following:
Google Play Music
…at least for Record Labels. I don’t see how it may be different for independent artists.
Other services listed in the top ten include Deezer, Rhapsody, Xbox Music, Amazon, Tidal, and Telecom Italia. Read the full article at the link for the details.
Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.
Source: Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify
These are pretty amazing people who are bringing great music to the Homeless and Incarcerated. I never cease to be amazed by the thoughtfulness and creative ideas by many in the arts industry, especially when they themselves have first-hand knowledge has to how easily any of us can become one of the lost.
Street Symphony brings live music to the homeless and incarcerated, including critically acclaimed performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” Gupta, a TED senior fellow, will talk about his work Tuesday at Washington University’s Graham Chapel.
Source: Bringing music to those who need it: Vijay Gupta on Street Symphony | Arts and theater | stltoday.com
Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues with a preview of Komp, an in-development music notation app for iOS from Seattle-based Semitone, demonstrated at NAMM and scheduled to be released in the first qua…
Source: NAMM 2017: Komp, a music handwriting app for iOS, is in development
Abramorama has partnered with Sword Rowe Capital to establish a Filmed Content and P&A Fund.
Source: Abramorama Seals Film Fund Deal To Turn Up The Music | Deadline