Music Business Roundup: Creators Alliance, Apple’s Music Strategy, Pandora vs. BMI

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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 February 13th.

Recording Academy Unveils Creators Alliance

The Recording Academy is launching an artist-focused venture dedicated to lobbying Washington for laws that ensure creators are fairly compensated for the work in the digital era. The alliance features a number of notable stars including Ryan Tedder, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Dr. Luke, Lady Antebellum, and more. Read More…

Apple Music Strategy Speculation

Apple’s music strategy continues to fuel speculation. The Cupertino, CA tech giant recently hired influential BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe , and is rumored to be in talks to purchase Nashville-based Big Machine Label Group, home to superstars Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, among others. Read More…

BMI Fights Pandora for Higher Royalty Rates in Court

Proceedings are underway in a Manhattan rate court as BMI challenges Pandora for higher royalty rates for publishers and songwriters. Read more…

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