The Ivors Academny, the UK’s professional association for songwriters and composers, is raising awareness of the need for music industry reform to meet the challenges and opportunities of the streaming era.
Missing song credit information is a significant issue facing the industry and streaming is the area in which this problem is most visible and growing. Here the lack of accurate and complete data is resulting in the royalties due to songwriters and rightsholders being delayed, unallocated and/or mis-allocated to songs that have already received payment. Too often royalties are pooled into a “black box” to be distributed according to analogy0based policies.
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