Digital Music Royalties Up

In 2012’s first quarter, more than $100 million in royalties were paid to artists and music companies for the streaming of their digital tracks on Internet radio and other online services - the most digital royalties of any quarter yet! In total, $1 billion has gone to musicians and labels during the past 12 years since SoundExchange, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties, was founded.