RAIN Notes: Thursday, July 15

Jottings of note:


Money for Nothing

We learn from digital music rights consultant Vickie Naumann that the U.S. Copyright Office released a whitepaper: “Unclaimed Royalties Best Practices.” It’s about music publishing royalties (as opposed to performance royalties for playing recordings), and $424-million is unclaimed. The PDF report is HERE. Dire Straits is HERE.


Platform of Champions

Acast is happy that 40 of the British Podcast Award winners are hosted by the company’s monetization platform, including half of the Gold award winners. READ


Hopeful Return

Sonos and PRX have partnered to produce and distribute “This Summer of Live Music,” a post-Covid look ahead to returning concerts. Hosted by best-selling author and critic Hanif Abdurraqib. Musician Esperanza Spalding participates in the show. Distribution includes radio syndication and a PRX-hosted podcast. LISTEN TO IT

— Thursday, July 15

Brad Hill