We’ve Hired!

As you may already have heard, in April our team here at IC almost doubled as we welcomed three new team members in to the fold. Now the dust has settled a little, and we’ve celebrated hitting the 100th catalog milestone, we thought it was time to give them a proper introduction. So here goes: First,… Continue reading We’ve Hired!

The 360 deal wasn’t wrong, it was oriented incorrectly

If you’re a creator, or work with creators, you might be familiar with something called the “360 deal.”  These largely-maligned deals became a thing in the mid aughts, right as record royalties started taking a nosedive and everybody was scrambling to keep the money train rolling. They were supposedly pioneered by Paramore’s manager Jeff Hansen,… Continue reading The 360 deal wasn’t wrong, it was oriented incorrectly

True Royalty Stories: Rwanda’s Rev Share

Learned about a fascinating revenue share instance via ye olde 60 Minutes. Rwanda’s had a boom of eco-tourism lately, with an increasing number of people willing to pay $1500/person to hang out with the mountain gorillas native to their region. Hotels and services have popped up to round out the experience, with the total sector… Continue reading True Royalty Stories: Rwanda’s Rev Share

True Royalty Stories

Real life tales of (in)famous royalty accounting Story #1: Kevin Smith vs. Miramax This started with me trying to run down a rumor I’d heard that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck weren’t paid any backend royalties for Good Will Hunting. Instead I found this juicy story from Kevin Smith’s recent press tour for a new documentary about… Continue reading True Royalty Stories