Streaming services like YouTube and Spotify continue to have a profound impact on the music publishing industry but how does a songwriter dependent on digital royalties make it in today’s music industry? Are synch placements in film and television on the rise? What is driving a recent spree of private equity firms purchasing music publishing catalogs in record numbers with what some characterize as astronomical multiples? Do individual songwriters and music publishers have high hopes for a significant increase in royalties with the passage of the Music Modernization Act? This panel will tackle these topics and their impact on the negotiations of music publishing agreements in 2020.
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