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Artist Earnings Rise To $10.8B Globally

Music, video and other artists are earning a record $10.8 billion in royalties a year, according to figures released last week.

Artist Earnings Rise To $10.8B Globally

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Music, video and other artists are earning a record $10.8 billion in royalties a year, according to figures released last week. Yet the artists say that they deserve still more and they will fight for it.  The figures from International Confederation of Authors and Composers (CISAC) are coupled with a call for action to prevent copyright abuse.


In a swipe at digital services, the CISAC industry group’s Director-General Gadi Oron said that artists “are fighting for the best licensing terms and the highest royalties possible in a world where powerful users are determined to avoid, or minimize, paying a fair return for their work.”

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In September 2018, the European Parliament supported a new EU Copyright Directive on the digital market. The internet worldwide may face a major shake-up as a result. Paul McCartney and many musicians are strongly in favour. They are pitted against Web giants Google, YouTube, Facebook and Wikipedia.

–  Continue reading Mark Beech on the Forbes website.

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The Weeknd Spotted at Kendrick Lamar's 'Pop Out' Concert in Los Angeles

Unlike former Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan, the Scarborough-born artist never got onstage, but he was in the audience of the show that featured Drake diss tracks 'Not Like Us' and 'Euphoria.'

Kendrick Lamar took over the internet last night (June. 19) with his "Pop Out" concert live-streamed on Prime Video from the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. If it wasn't clear Kendrick had won public opinion in his beef with Drake, it was when the stage united cultural figures from L.A. — from up-and-comers to legends like Dr. Dre, basketball stars like Russell Westbrook, even someone Drake name-dropped in one of his diss tracks, DJ Mustard — to dance along to the scathing "Not Like Us."

DeMar DeRozan, the beloved former Toronto Raptor who was once close enough to Drake that he spilled the beans on an upcoming mixtape joined fellow L.A.-born NBA player Westbrook onstage at the Forum during "Not Like Us."

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