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With the method of royalty reporting and collection still oriented toward the traditional analog and physical distribution of music, digital revenue is not reaching the correct parties.


  • The traditional recorded-music industry, dominated by major labels and collective management organizations, was created for the analog and physical distribution of music and since its inception has been driven by technological innovation.
  • Today’s digital methods of distribution, such as streaming, represent another age of technological innovation allowing music to be licensed, sold, downloaded, and exploited easily through portable devices and online.

Features and Benefits

  • Looks at the main copyright issues inherent to audio streaming.
  • Assesses issues relating to digital rights and the problems associated with the collection of digital royalties.

Key questions answered

  • What are the main problems associated with the collection of rights from digital music services?
  • Do the problems extend beyond copyright?

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  • Summary
  • Rights and royalty issues
  • The issue with CMOs
  • Streaming, revenue, and royalty rates


  • Author

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