Target: Apple, Amazon, Google, Spotify, Pandora Region: United States of America Website: nmpa.org The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) represents U.S. music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA, along with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), is currently facing Google, Apple, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora in the Copyright Royalty Board proceedings that will determine how songwriters […]

What does streaming music pay in 2016?  That’s becoming an increasingly tricky question.  But here’s the latest breakdown from an artist royalty report, courtesy of, Paul Resnikoff at DigitalMusicNews.com: It takes 776 streams on YouTube to earn a dollar, and just 32 on Microsoft Groove.  On SoundCloud, you’ll need 766 streams to earn $1, while […]

November 29, 2016 President-elect Donald J. Trump Office of the Presidential Transition 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006 Dear President-elect Trump: We, the undersigned members of The Recording Academy’s National Advocacy Committee, write to congratulate you and to reach out to you about the current state of the music economy for creators across America. […]