This year has seen a lot of developments and a lot of changes for publishers. Here are the three dominant themes that defined 2018 for the business, the repercussions of which will continue to be felt next year and beyond.
The Music Modernization Act has been hailed as a milestone piece of legislation, but what impact will it really have on the music industry? Eamonn Forde investigates…
As Spotify adds Publishing Analytics, Eamonn Forde examines what this might mean for publishers and songwriters moving forward.
Eamonn Forde looks at the streaming performance of the 10 biggest UK albums as identified by the OCC and considers how streaming is impacting on them as both creative and commercial entities.
Despite slow adoption and declining hardware sales, key players in the VR space remain optimistic about the technology’s potential. So why hasn’t the music industry seen any financial benefit yet? Eamonn Forde investigates…
With famous musicians and industry executives continuing to express their discontent over the current streaming royalty rates for songwriters, Eamonn Forde takes a look at the situation and explains why the solution is not as simple as it appears.
With the social giants finally striking deals for the use of music on their platforms, we examine the current status quo with the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, and explain why the music industry should proceed with caution.
A closer look at at how Spotify’s direct deals with artists and managers could play out, and how it could improve its relationship with music publishers by following a similar model for writers.
What will Spotify’s recent acquisition of Loudr mean for the music publishing community? Eamonn Forde takes a look at how the streaming giant plans to improve royalty payments and protect itself against future lawsuits.
A look at how music publishers would fare under a user-centric licensing model, and the current obstacles preventing this idealistic system from being implemented.
A look at how the new musical rules of figure skating, introduced at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, will change the shape of the sport, and bring about “huge opportunities” for music copyright owners.
Having recently secured licensing agreements with some of the industry’s biggest players, Facebook is gearing up for a serious push into music. But how has it faired so far in its relationship with rights holders? And what will these deals mean for the music world? Eamonn Forde takes a look…