Archive for January, 2012
We recently received a message from a professional musician asking for our advice on how to check up on their royalty payments. If you’re interested in this then here’s the link..
This ties in with the questions we were asking in last years industry poll, Ten in Ten, whereby we asked 1,600+ music industry professionals for their views about the futures on our industry – with some intriguing results.
It is widely accepted that SOPA will censor the web, stifle innovation and hurt web businesses. Google have blacked out their logo (on the US .com version) – Google’s David Drummond explained the company’s views on SOPA/PIPA in an official blog post., and it won’t even help the fight against piracy.
The White House issued a clear rejection of some of the main principles of SOPA. While the White House supports the major goal of the bills to stop international online piracy, there is a growing chorus of complaints about the way the law is to be implemented.
SoundExchange is growing fast & so is the amount being paid to artists & labels. On their official blog they have just announced that in Q4 2011 they paid out $89m
According to figures released by music industry body the BPI, digital album sales rose 26.6% to 26.6 million which helped balance a large drop in CD sales. Combined sales of digital and physical albums fell by 5.6% to 113.2m in 2011, with albums on CD declining 12.6% year-on-year to 86.2m in total.