SoundExchange Tops $1 Billion In Royalty Payments

SoundExchange Tops $1 Billion In Royalty Payments

SoundExchange Tops $1 Billion In Royalty Payments
Performance rights organization SoundExchange distributed $108.6 million in royalty payments during the first quarter of 2012, topping $100 million in a single quarter for the first time, according to a Billboard.biz report. Overall, SoundExchange has distributed $1 billion in digital performance royalties since its launch in 2000. (6/18)

Carly Rae Jepsen Tops MuchMusic Video Awards
Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen was the top winner at Canada's 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 17 in Toronto, taking home awards for Video of the Year and MuchMusic.com Most Streamed Video for the No. 1 hit "Call Me Maybe," among her three awards. Additional winners included Justin Bieber, Drake featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga, LMFAO, and Katy Perry, among others. (6/18)

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