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Music Royalties

How Much do Musicians Earn Per Play on Spotify?

Quora | Posted 10.21.2016 | Technology

How much does the average artist earn per play on Spotify? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are...

Honoring Great Music Means Fair Pay For All Artists

Marc Cohn | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Cohn

Even though I get paid when my new recordings are played, the artists who laid down the 1970 originals that inspired me in the first place get paid nothing when their own versions are played. That is simply unfair and unjust.

Pandora Paid Linda Perry A Whopping $300 For Millions Of Plays Of This Mega-Famous Hit

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.19.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Streaming music services, like Spotify and Pandora, have garnered myriad criticism from artists who argue they take advantage of musicians by failing ...

The Business of Music: Understanding 4 Distinct Revenue Streams for Songwriters

Amy Oraefo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Amy Oraefo

Being exposed to revenue streams will better equip a songwriter or producer of their rights within the music industry. Once the content creator possesses adequate knowledge of their rights, they can move forward with capitalizing on their talents.

Music Legends Ask Congress For A Little 'Respect'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy & Christine Conetta | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sounds of Motown legend Martha Reeves singing, "Everybody, pass this bill," could be heard Thursday echoing through the halls of the...

'American Idol' Lawsuit Claims Sony Has Stolen Millions In Royalties

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment

It's been a bad few weeks for U.S. singing shows. First, "The X-Factor" was canceled due to low ratings. Then, CeeLo Green announced he would be leavi...

How Much Will Bieber Make Off His New Album?

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.21.2012 | Entertainment

Early numbers are in for Justin Bieber's latest album, "Believe" -- and they're very good. Keith Caulfield at Billboard projected that the album would...

How Artists Get Paid for Internet Radio: An interview with Mike Huppe, President of SoundExchange (Part 2 of 2)

Chris Castle | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

SoundExchange is currently the #2 digital revenue source behind iTunes for most record labels in the U.S.

Detroit Shakes Up the Music Industry

Jason Schmitt | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Schmitt

If you are a musician who in fact gets a check, you can address your thank-you letter to Eminem.

PHOTOS: The Richest Estates Of Dead Musicians (

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It may hearten some of you jaded music lovers to learn that back in March Johnny Cash's latest album, "American VI: Ain't No Grave," debuted at number...