From our sister site paidContent:UK: Musicians got only five percent of their performance royalties from online and mobile in the first three months of the year in UK. The Performing Right Society - which is part of the MCPS-PRS Alliance and hands royalties to composers, songwriters and music publishers - says it paid out a record of about $220 million in Q1. This Guardian story credits the license struck with YouTube in August '07 for part of the rise. That would mean the British music biz got a not-stellar $11 million from digital, despite the rapid rise of social media, video and music sites that use its wares. More here on PCUK.
By Robert Andrews