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Rhythmic Rebellion
Nov 11, 2019
If You Are a Songwriter This Should Disturb you...and It's NOT Spotify's Fault
Spotify did their part, depositing the $43.5M into and interest-bearing account after settling the law suit regarding songwriter and publisher claims of not...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Aug 24, 2019
Spotify Faces Billions In Potential Damages for Infringing 243 Eminem Songs — Yes, Billions
The article states "Eminem publisher Eight Mile Style has filed a massive copyright infringement lawsuit against Spotify — and questioned the legality of the...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Jul 6, 2019
U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE CHOOSES MECHANICAL LICENSING COLLECTIVE
The U.S. Copyright office has made their decision on who should implement and run the agency that the Music Modernization Act created to benefit songwriters....
Rhythmic Rebellion
May 9, 2019
Bandier, Marshall, Apple Music All Slam Spotify with Industry Warning
As the rift between artists and streaming platforms like Spotify widens, industry leaders, individuals and companies alike, have been weighing in on the cont...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Apr 27, 2019
Dina Lapolt accept the Executives of the Year award at Billboard's Women in Music 2018
As songwriters, we owe a debt of gratitude to Ms Lapolt and her team. Not only were they very instrumental in getting the Music Modernization Act passed,...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 24, 2019
The Rift Between Songwriters And Streaming Sites Continues to Widen
For any readers who thought the recent controversy with Spotify and Amazon Music regarding royalty payments for songwriters would be a short-lived story ––...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 21, 2019
Business is Business –– And Music Streaming is No Different
You may have –– very, very likely have –– already heard news that there’s a big rift forming between the songwriting community and music streaming platforms,...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 12, 2019
Music Streamers Fight to Lower Songwriter Payments
If you are a songwriter then the news from the music business world broke your heart on March 7, 2019. The image in our article is from the MusicBusinessWor...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 8, 2019
Somebody is making some MONEY! Where's your CUT!
The U.S. music industry grew 11.9 percent to $9.846 billion in 2018 from the $8.797 billion tallied in 2017, thanks to continuing explosive growth from strea...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Feb 25, 2019
Songwriter royalties still not improving
The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has published its preliminary year-end results for 2018. Royalties from non-Canadi...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Jan 26, 2019
Invite your songwriter friends to join by sharing this video
We are excited to pay you $25 for each songwriter friend you invite to join us. Let them see this video to help them understand why it is good for them and...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Dec 26, 2018
Streaming payouts still too low
Now that many streaming companies allow fans to play any song they want, over and over, it is a great time to be a music fan. But this option for fans has k...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Dec 19, 2018
Brit Songwriter of the Year Steve Mac
The BRIT Award-winning producer was the recipient of seven awards at October's ASCAP London Awards including Song Of The Year and Top Digital Song for Ed She...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Nov 21, 2018
The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018
Look at my girl Katy topping the list of the world's highest paid women. That's right! I love me some Katy Perry! I actually have many favorites on this l...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Oct 15, 2018
The Music Modernization Act is signed into Law
The Music Modernization Act is signed into law by President Trump with many musicians in the room. Here are six things the act will do to help improve thing...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Oct 2, 2018
Youtube might stop allowing music suggest Mark Mulligan of MIDiA
This is very interesting. And yes, Rhythmic Rebellion will soon be in a place to fill this void if it happens. From the article by By Mark Mulligan of MID...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Sep 19, 2018
YAY! The Music Modernization Act passed the Senate
Good news! Late yesterday the Music Modernization Act passed the Senate. Hopefully this will help songwriters get fair compensation from streaming. The...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Sep 15, 2018
If streaming royalty collections are up then why aren't average artist's incomes.
From the Billboard news article: "BMI nearly reached $1.2 billion in revenue collections for its fiscal year ended June 30, a 6.1 percent increase over the...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Sep 7, 2018
The Fight for Fair Pay Continues
In this article they discuss the recent beef between music labels and publishers, and the lack of sufficient payments made by Spotify on the playing of artis...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Aug 9, 2018
What? The law says the Beatles don't get paid?
Good news! Blackstone Group (that owns Harry Fox and SESAC) and the songwriters and publisher have come to an agreement on the Music Modernization Act. Bad...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Jul 24, 2018
The Music Modernization Act is in trouble. HELP!
Please contact SESAC and/or your Senator and ask them to support the MMA without the changes proposed by the Blackstone Group. The below is an excerpt from...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Jun 16, 2018
Spotify and Apple will promote their own artists...at the expense of other Indie Artists.
Spotify and Apple are both exploring paying artists/signing artists to their own label of sorts. This causes a conflict with big labels and small labels. I...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Jun 1, 2018
Congrats to Kendrick Lamar as he accepts his Pulitzer Prize for Music at a ceremony in New York.
On Wednesday, Kendrick Lamar accepted his accolade during a ceremony at Columbia University in New York, New York. His 2017 album, Damn., became the first n...
Rhythmic Rebellion
May 10, 2018
Another Reason Why the Current Streaming Business Models are Flawed
This is more proof that the Rhythmic Rebellion solution is the right one. Keep expenses low. Maximize profits and pay those profits to the music creators....
Rhythmic Rebellion
Apr 30, 2018
Music Video Streams Make Up More Than Half of On Demand Streaming Time
In short, if you have a song you are promoting but you don't have a music video of the song, you are making a huge mistake. There are plenty of cheap ways...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Apr 25, 2018
House Passes The Music Modernization Act, (MMA) H.R. 5447
The Music Modernization Act, (MMA) H.R. 5447, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a unanimous vote . The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate for...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Apr 23, 2018
Upsetting: Unsigned Artists Account for Just 2.7% of Global Recording Sales
From the article: "Compared to the rest of the major labels, $472 million only constitutes 2.7% of all global recording sales. Revenue from major labels eas...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Apr 16, 2018
What Streamers are Paying Artists in 2018?
To quote the article: "At a shockingly-low rate of $0.0006 per stream, YouTube took the last place." So why do artists keep putting their videos on YouTube...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Apr 11, 2018
Congress to introduce Music Modernization Act
From Billboard: "On Tuesday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is expected to introduce the Music Modernization Act, which will transform the way mechanical royalt...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Apr 3, 2018
Death of the Download. Solutions? REBELLIOUS THINKING!
Digital music downloads for 2018 will be one third of what they were 6 years ago. Apple Music says they will soon end music downloads. Streaming is what fa...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Apr 3, 2018
Music Labels try to decide when to sell stock. Songwriters left out.
This article from Billboard discusses the decisions that the 3 major music labels much make regarding when to sell their Spotify stock and how to divide it w...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 28, 2018
What? The Major Music Labels Own Spotify?
Do the major music labels own Spotify? In many ways, YES! #1. The Majors own stock in Spotify. Spotify gave them stock as part of their licensing deal....
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 20, 2018
British Songwriters fight for just compensation out of the Facebook and Spotify payouts
With recent Facebook deals netting labels and publishers tens of millions of dollars, and next months Spotify IPO creating a windfall of tens millions more,...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 19, 2018
iHeart Media files Bankrupt while owing big money to songwriters and artists.
IHeartMedia, which has struggled with $20 billion of debt and falling revenue at its 858 radio stations, said cash on hand and cash generated from ongoing op...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 16, 2018
Spotify to go public April 3rd
On April 3rd Spotify will start being publicly traded on the stock market. Anyone will be able to buy Spotify stock. The question is will they buy it? Sp...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 12, 2018
Chance the Rapper receives the iHeartRadio Innovator Award
Sunday night Chance the Rapper received the iHeartRadio Innovator Award for his “groundbreaking accomplishments in the music industry and his unsurpassable c...
Rhythmic Rebellion
Mar 12, 2018
Our Rhythmic Rebellion has been LAUNCHED!
Hey World, this is Greg Allen and I am happy to announce that our Rhythmic Rebellion has been launched and is ready to fight for the benefit of songwriters...