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RIC OCASEK,
1944-2019
Bandleader, producer, A&R exec—an extraordinary career (9/16a)
RIHANNA FOLLOWS PLATT TO SONY/ATV
Loyalty in action (9/16a)
TAYLOR SWIFT JOINS THE VOICE AS MEGA MENTOR
Tay knows how to pick her spots. (9/16a)
BEYONCÉ ROARS IN PRIME TIME
So does Bey. (9/16a)
PTX UNWRAPS XMAS BEST OF, TOUR
Fa-la-la-la-la...cha-ching (9/16a)
MORE RAINMAKERS
The players who made it happen.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEAKS?
Even funnier in French.
RIHANNA'S ETA
And about $50m in funding.
THE BUNDLE BUNGLE
When will the rules change?
Blighty Beat
SONGWRITERS SHORTCHANGED?
5/9/19

A damning report from the U.K. suggests that songwriters aren’t getting paid what they are rightly owed from streaming services nor in any sort of timely fashion. The Music Managers’ Forum has some solutions.

Written by CMU and produced in partnership with the Music Managers’ Forum, the $ong Royalties Guide points out that songwriters should be seeing the benefit of the growing streaming economy, with the song share on that income being double what was earned on a CD.

Reports from songwriters and their managers, however, suggest that’s not the case, due to the “inefficient process via which song royalties from streams are processed and paid.”

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