Music Publishing

10 Great Resource Sites for Aspiring Music Publishers

How important is music publishing? Well, in 2017 consumer spending on music generated more than $20 billion but music businesses, including labels and publishers, took almost $10 billion, while artists received just $5.1 billion and most of the artist revenue came from touring.  Let us also not forget that in 2016 Sony bought the 50% hold the Michael Jackson estate had on Sony/ATV publishing for $750 million.Long story ...

Dana Cortez Women of Color in Media Syndicated Host

“I do like talking to famous artists, going to the Oscars to interview Hollywood superstars, etc., but, honestly, it’s talking to people and knowing I’ve helped them that sticks in my mind”By Nautica de la Cruz Dana Cortez moved around a lot as a child so that was never a problem when it came to taking on new radio opportunities

Gunpowder’Sky Attains Worldwide Rights To Documentary “ULAM: Main Dish”

Gunpowder & Sky attained the worldwide distribution rights to Alexandra Cuerdo’s Filipino Documentary ‘ULAM: Main Dish.”‘ULAM: Main Dish’ shows the rise of the Filipino food movement in the US and how the chefs are being accepted.

Canadian Royalties Just Got a Bit Better

Canadian music labels (businesses that range in size from major labels to artist-owned imprints) this week began receiving an additional $2 million in accelerated and additional royalty distributions through an efficiency and data improvement project by CONNECT Music Licensing and Re:Sound Music Licensing, while other rights holders in Canada will enjoy benefits from a spin-off effect."In an environment of

Licensing Mainstream Music Just Got Easier for the Indie Market with Songfreedom

As an indie filmmaker, I personally know how tough it is to acquire mainstream music for a project. It's possible but definitely not easy or cheap. But help is on the way. There’s a quiet revolution underway.

Ole Acquires One of the UK’s Most Respected Music Companies

Imagem Production Music, one of the most respected production music companies in the U.K., is embracing its heritage and rebranding to Cavendish Music.The Cavendish name already has a long and storied history in the UK. When celebrated classical music publishers Boosey & Hawkes formed in 1930, it set the stage for this forerunner in the seminal production music industry.

BMG Acquires Legendary Catalogue Including Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry The Beach Boys and more…

BMG has acquired from Fuji Music Group (FMG) a majority interest in the legendary ARC Music publishing catalog including many of the greats of US blues and rock‘n’roll, including songs made famous by Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker.Following the deal BMG and FMG have agreed they will work together to explore additional

SoundExchange Has 3 Billion Reasons to Be Happy

SoundExchange announced that it has paid more than $3 billion in digital royalties to recording artists and record labels since the organization became a wholly independent non-profit in 2003. This monumental achievement signifies the explosive growth of the digital radio space and the crucial role digital radio plays in the music revenue ecosystem.

BMI Presents Top Honors to Music’s Best

Broadcast Music, Inc., the global leader in music rights management, tonight honored internationally-celebrated lyricist Sir Tim Rice as a BMI Icon at the 2014 BMI London Awards.

Pandora Announces New Agreement with BMG

Pandora, the leading internet radio service, and international music rights management company BMG, announced a multi-year agreement for a US license for its complete BMI and ASCAP catalog of musical works.

Iggy Azalea Signs Major Publishing Deal

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Iggy Azalea to a worldwide publishing deal.The long-term agreement with the Australian singer-songwriter and artist is a partnership between Sony/ATV and T.I.’s company Grand Hustle and covers both existing and future works.

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