How are musicians and songwriters compensated when their music is played on the radio, sold on digital platforms, webcast or streamed on interactive services? Click through any of the infographics below to see how the money flows, at least on US sales, performances and streams.
David Lowery, who is best known as the lead singer for the 1990s alternative rock ban Cracker, said he is outraged that Pandora is now campaigning to lower royalty payments for songwriters even farther.
This article give's us another example of what Pandora doing in regards to royalties towards Songwriters.
Pro's: It give's the songwriter the ability to present there work to the public in vast numbers.
Cons: As explained in the article David Lowery had his song played over a million time's but was given a very small amount of money for his work, and Pandora is trying to lower there payments as of today.
The rights of songwriters are under attack. Pandora Media Inc., which controls 70% of the US streaming market, has launched an aggressive campaign to pay songwriters and composers less than a fair market share for their work – even as the company’s revenue and listener base has soared.
Crowning performances in Carole King musical rock audience Daily Californian As the show goes on, we meet bad boy Gerry Goffin (Jake Epstein), who becomes King's lyrical counterpart and husband, and the competing songwriting duo of Cynthia Weil...
Michael Monreal's insight:
This article give's great insight for anyone looking to become a songwriter and looking to expand into musicals.
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