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Songwriters Royalties Are Drastically Short-Changed, Says New Report

Photo Credit: Sam Moqadam The streaming music economy massively favors recorded music rights holders over publishers. A new report highlights just how imbalanced this revenue structure is for songwriters. Called “Rebalancing the Song Economy,” this 35-page report by industry analysts Mark Mulligan and Keith Jopling paints a stark picture. It proposes some solutions to how […]

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Just Got My Spotify Mechanical Royalty Check In the Mail — $11.06 for 32,222 Plays

Kerry Muzzey is a prolific composer whose work appears in major TV shows, Hollywood film trailers, and Broadway productions.  Earlier this week, Muzzey got his mechanical royalty check from Spotify. After failing to pay mechanical royalties entirely — for years — Spotify is apparently now sending payments to artists.  Just try not to laugh out […]