New research from Ivors Academy reveals £500m streaming data gap
17 Aug 2021
The Ivors Academy has published a new report estimating the size of the global song streaming data gap – streaming royalties for songs that are unallocated or misallocated due to missing or incomplete data.
The Academy estimates that £500 million of streaming royalties due for payment to songwriters and rights-holders a year globally are affected by poor data. Unmatched streaming royalties are commonly pooled and then paid on a market share basis, to songs that have already received payment through streaming.
The report suggested that collection societies should inform members about the scale of the problem.