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Tag Archives: Music Industry

Spotify vs artists debate, streaming digital music services, and you

Posted by on March 13, 2019

The latest in the ongoing digital music streaming discussion has to do with artist compensation. Some headlines falsely accuse Sweden’s music streaming giant Spotify of “Suing songwriters” along with Amazon, Pandora and Google as the four leading streaming services have appealed a ruling that would increase artist royalties paid to them by all streaming services. […]

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Broadcasters Make A New Friend at Today’s Congressional Hearings, Royalty Bill Still Advances to House

Posted by on May 13, 2009

Remember those House Judiciary Committee meetings being held today? The ones we talked about, like, a few hours ago? Well, they’ve wrapped up, and R&R is reporting the heated three-hour hearing featured all the best parts of political theater: arguing, surprise side-switching and a win for small businesses. After a contentious three-hour hearing in which […]

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Music Bills The Focus In Congress Today

Posted by on May 13, 2009

If you’re wondering what the fiscal future of webcasting and radio is, today would be a good day to get your C-SPAN on. Music is expected to be the topic on Capitol Hill today, as the U.S. House Judiciary Committee should be debating the new Webcaster Settlement Act as well as consider the Performance Rights […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/29 – Italy, Cleveland Debut High

Posted by on April 29, 2009

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top sellers of the week as well as what’s getting played at Metal radio courtesy of radio trade magazine FMQB, whose metal panel consists of about 80 college and commercial stations that have metal shows, as well as SiriusXM, Music Choice, and […]

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