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.

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