Artist Compensation

SoundCloud Go's Launch Leaves Unanswered Questions

by Nicole Daley, Policy Intern

Last week, SoundCloud launched their new paid subscription service—yes, another on-demand streaming site. SoundCloud Go, as they’ve named it, promises many things such as a larger catalogue and maintaining the user-friendly interface they’re popular for, but when it comes to the details of artist compensation, it leaves much to the imagination. In other words they’ve decided not to disclose much information or have not yet figured everything out yet.  read more

Submitted by kevin on April 11, 2016 - 12:55pm

Metadata for Musicians

February 3, 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Philadelphia, PA
Metadata is all that information that identifies and describes your music. In some cases, metadata is text; composer and musician names, recording dates, genre. In other cases, it’s numeric data; UPC barcodes and ISRC codes. As the music landscape becomes increasingly digital and global – and where success is measured in streams and plays in addition to sales – proper metadata management is becoming an important part of every release workflow. read more

When Are People Going To Stop Proclaiming The Death of the CD?

What do punk rock, journalism and the compact disc have in common? It’s become weirdly popular to loudly, and falsely, proclaim that they’ve met their end.

CDs are dead!” howl the media pundits. “Vinyl is more important! Streaming is the new torrenting! Burn your outmoded discs in a trash fire!” It’s a cliche rapidly approaching peak hysteria, and even big news sites like CNN, Huffington Post and the Smithsonian are in on the action. But is it really that simple? read more

Submitted by kelsey on December 10, 2015 - 2:52pm
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