Each week on Songwriter U, Songspace recaps the top stories in the world of music business. Here’s everything you need to know from the week ending on August 14th. PLAYS Search Engine Launches The digital performing rights organization SoundExchange has launched a new feature called the PLAYS search engine. Figuring out where your money is coming from and if you're getting accurate royalties can be extremely difficult, so by tracking your works through PLAYS you will be able to see information about your works that was previously unavailable. This can be very helpful in situations where another party is claiming your royalties, as you can see who is claiming them and then file a complaint accordingly. Read More... Spotify Tests Out Premium-Only Content Spotify has been a long time advocate of their free tier in their music service, but they might be hopping on the premium content train. Tidal has paid service only content, while Apple Music offers exclusive content and their free trial only lasts three months. Spotify tested out the idea of limiting content to paid subscribers with Muse's new song "The Globalist." The premium only content could become a regular feature in 2016. Sign In to Keep Reading
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