Here’s all the music industry news you need to know this morning.
UK Musician representatives, the MU and FAC, along with the MMF have joined forces to create a sample, long form management agreement in response to the often unfair terms found in unchecked contracts brought forward by members of the three organisations. – via RotD
DMCA Helps YouTube Underpay Music Industry Up To $1 Billion A Year, Claims New Study from the Phoenix Center. “YouTube pays the recording industry well-below market rates for this heavy and on-demand use of music by relying on those ‘safe harbor’ provisions.” – via Hypebot
Lily Allen has claimed she “can live off my royalties comfortably if no one ever bought an album of mine again” after being criticised on Twitter for bemoaning Brexit. – via Twitter
Live Nation Australasia has announced its official airline is Virgin Australia. Virgin Australia joins a limited number of exclusive partnerships including Telstra, National Australia Bank, American Express, Flight Centre, Europcar and Hilton Hotels and Resorts. – via Live Nation
Being On Official Spotify Playlists Has A Lasting Effect, Even For Unknown Artists – via Hypebot
The Copyright Royalty Board is opening up hearings to set a new mechanical royalty rate. The CRB will hear testimony from both music creators and music users and will make its decision in December 2017. – via Hypebot