Analysis

The Truth about Spotify. Part 1

Streaming accounts for 37% of all the revenue from recorded music and with over 220million subscribers and a market share of 36% Spotify are by far the market leader in music streaming. In fact, more than 1/8 of all the revenue from recorded music, including physical sales and downloads, comes via Spotify. So it’s really important, as independent artists, to fully understand how the platform works and how to get the most out of it.

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The $25billion question…What is music copyright?

When a song is written, and then recorded, there are two copyrights involved.  The owners of these copyrights get control over the works and the right to monetise them or license them to someone else to monetise.
Understanding these copyrights is key to understanding the music industry because these copyrights form the foundations of the two most important aspects of the music industry. Publishing (composition) and recording.

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