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GRAMMY CHEW: WHO COULD BE THIS YEAR’S BRANDI CARLILE?
Lenny and Simon speculate and salivate as the kreplach is served. (9/17a)
RIHANNA FOLLOWS PLATT TO SONY/ATV
Loyalty in action (9/17a)
TAYLOR SWIFT JOINS THE VOICE AS MEGA MENTOR
Tay knows how to pick her spots. (9/17a)
BEYONCÉ ROARS IN PRIME TIME
So does Bey. (9/16a)
AMAZON GOES HI-RES
Alexa, what does "16-bit/44.1kHz" mean? (9/17a)
MORE RAINMAKERS
The players who made it happen.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEAKS?
Even funnier in French.
RIHANNA'S ETA
And about $50m in funding.
THE BUNDLE BUNGLE
When will the rules change?
Blighty Beat
PRS RATE HIKE SPARKS FURY
5/2/19

British PRO PRS for Music has announced an admin rate hike for royalty collections, igniting fury amongst the Featured Artists Coalition and the Music Managers Forum, who accuse the PRO of penalizing songwriters for its own business blunders.

From October’s distribution onward, fees charged on international collections will double for some of the biggest music markets, while Sweden and New Zealand will rise to 8% from 3%. For royalties collected by U.S. societies, the new rates are 2% (from 1%), and for societies where PRS collects more than £10m annually, the rates will be 4%. For all other markets, the fees are 8%. Admin rates on royalties earned from TV and radio have risen by 0.5%, while public performance rates are up 3%.

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