Content and rights-management firm FilmTrack has acquired Jaguar Consulting, which provides software for IP rights, royalty and contract management. Studio City, Calif.-based FilmTrack will integrate…
Fast-multiplying streaming services are beautiful music to fans' ears — but can produce earaches for some in the larger music industry.
With the record industry continuing its gradual decline, and digital downloads and commercial licensing proving ever more crucial, a number of legacy acts are heading back into the studio. But…
Nothing involving digital music is ever clear-cut, and things tend to become especially sticky when the federal government gets involved.
With the mainstreaming of electronic dance music, the industry has had to confront a number of challenges adapting DJ culture to more established digital music platforms. Not the least of these…
In the turbulent waters of digital music royalties, there's uncertainty … and there's opportunity.
Four well-known acts have filed a suit against Universal Music Group, claiming the company shortchanged them on royalties from digital download and ringtone sales.
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury hands a partial victory to the company that holds Bing Crosby's property rights.
New peer-to-peer service Qtrax has signed a deal with BMI to pay artist royalties on songs illegally downloaded on the Internet.
In the digital age, slicing the royalty pie is not as simple as it used to be. Apportioning royalties to musicians, songwriters, producers and record companies is becoming a convoluted affair now…