The Score
What Fortnite Creative Mode’s payout model means for music
May 29 2023

The way the gaming industry is approaching creator payments could be a critical reference as rights holders continue to push for reform in streaming payout models at large.

Starter Packs
Starter Pack: New tech, old rights
January 09 2023

A new series unpacking essential foundational concepts for navigating music and tech.

Splitting the difference: Music and Web3’s multiplayer problem
September 07 2022

Continuing Water & Music’s exploration of the legal maze around music and Web3, this article takes a closer look at nascent smart-contract developments around collaborative splits for Web3-native music releases.

Music royalties
The case for a post-royalties music industry
October 05 2021
Just how difficult is it to make a sustainable living from streaming?
September 27 2021
The shape of Web3 music communities: Internet forums with a shared bank account
September 26 2021
Emerging tech
Are music deepfakes considered fair use?
July 29 2021
Why more music companies are paying artists’ royalties in crypto
June 28 2021
Music NFT market update, April 2021: $70.5M in sales to date
April 21 2021
More major artists are starting their own labels. Don’t expect them to be any more equitable
December 29 2020
How Spotify’s recommendations UX might be pushing down per-stream royalty rates — even if total payouts increase
November 17 2020
Artist services
What “Record Deal Simulator” is really telling us
October 01 2020