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iHeartMedia Owes Artists $16.4 Million While Top Execs Get $15.5 Million

iHeartMedia, the United States' largest owner of radio stations officially filed for bankruptcy last week. The company announced it reached an agreement with debtors...

SoundExchange Has Paid Over $5 Billion to Artists and Labels

Music royalty company SoundExchange has now surpassed the $5 billion mark in lifetime royalty payments to its members of labels and artists. The company...

Songwriters Get 44% Boost In Streaming Royalties

There's been a lot of talk about changing copyright laws that will also change the way royalties are paid out to parties involved in...

Songtradr Secures $4 Million in Funding

Songtradr - a startup music licensing company based in Santa Monica - has raised $4 million in funding in a Series A round. The...

US Senate Introduces Music Modernization Act

The Music Modernization Act - an attempt to sort out the mess surrounding mechanical rights payments - was just introduced into the US Senate....

New NOI Database Bridges Gap Between Artists and Unclaimed Royalties

SoundExchange, a digital performance rights organization based in the US, has launched a free, searchable database of address unknown Notice of Intention to Use...

BMG Launches Royalty Tracking App for Artists, Songwriters, Rights Holders

BMG - a pre-eminent performance rights organization in the US - has partnered with a team of songwriters to release a new mobile app....

Lyor Cohen Shares His Thoughts on State of YouTube + Streaming

In a blog post published last night on the YouTube official blog, the company's new Head of Music, Lyor Cohen posted five of his...

Pennsylvania Radio Stations Battle Global Music Rights LLC

Radio Music License Committee - an organization representing over 10,000 terrestrial radio stations - is in an antitrust legal battle with music mogul Irving...

Sony Partners With Lyric Financial for Royalty Advances

Sony/ATV Music Publishing is partnering with financial services company Lyric Financial to allow songwriters and publishers in the United States to request royalty advances...