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July 3, 2020

Ultimate Guide To Metadata According to SoundCharts

Music metadata is the identifying data embedded in a music file, comprised of hundreds of text-based meta tags that are attached via metadata containers (ID3v1 and ID3v2 being by far the most widespread), detailing everything from the artist’s name and the song’s release date to associated genres and songwriters credits.
March 9, 2020

David Israelite to Songwriters: Court Case With Spotify, Amazon Has ‘Seismic Implications’

This week, Spotify and Amazon are quite literally taking you to court. A great deal of the business of how much you get paid happens in a room a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Every five years a board of three judges sets your royalty rates for mechanical uses – including those in interactive streaming like Spotify and Amazon. Two years ago, in January of 2018, after months of argument, those judges gave you a 44% raise.
February 4, 2020

Need To Know: Music Publishing

Publishing is, without a doubt, the most complicated (and sometimes straight-up confusing) subset of the music business. Even some of the most experienced music professionals can have a lot of trouble wrapping their head around all the intricacies and nuances of publishing. However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves — and start with the very basics.
November 15, 2019

The Art of Film Music

Advances in technology and increasing openness to new ideas has radically changed the craft of composing film scores, finds James McCarthy John Williams, with director George […]
October 23, 2019

A Songwriting Dispute Brews Over ‘Truth Hurts,’ Lizzo’s Biggest Hit

By Ben Sisario Two brothers say the song’s signature lyric came out of their writing session, and are seeking credit. The singer’s team says the claim has […]
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