June Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Tests “Sponsored Songs” and Expands Concert Listings In lieu of traditional audio ads that ‘freemium’ tier users of Spotify hear during a given listening session, Spotify is testing a new process that would allow artists and labels to pay for placement of their song – thus monetizing the free listening associated with this kind […]

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10 Things You Should Legally Do As An Entertainer

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney for The Jacobson Firm, P.C. in New York City. He also runs Label 55 and teaches music business at the Institute of Audio Research.]   While there are no real bright line rules that an entertainer must follow, there are […]

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May Songwriter News

By Stefanie Flamm As the days get longer and we gear up for summer, there’s some exciting news happening in the music publishing industry: A new deal could mean improved songwriter royalty distribution from DJ remixes and mashups. ASCAP stands by their songwriters, all the way to Capitol Hill. MediaNet works with SOCAN to provide […]

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February Songwriter News

By Dwight Brown The music industry is moving along and songwriters and artists are making it happen.   Finally the “Happy Birthday” song controversy is over. A top songwriter, unhappy with a royalty streaming check, gets active. Spotify fights back against a class-action lawsuit. A who’s who of songwriter activists gather at the California Copyright […]

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