They’re three of the world’s most lucrative entertainers, all responsible for turning the writers behind their material into millionaires.
Not sure what we mean? Well, simply ask the likes of The Dream, Sia, Elijah Blake and Miguel how ‘financially fruitful’ cuts penned for Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara and Mariah Carey have been for them, providing a stability few entertainers can say they’ve enjoyed at any point in their careers.
Now, in a move that’ll make the business of songwriting even more appealing to chart hopefuls, SoundExchange has announced plans to launch a monthly royalty payment system, seeing writers reap the fruits of their creative labor faster than ever before.
Responsible for collecting and distributing royalties for non-interactive digital music services, ‘Sound‘ has revealed that its members will soon be eligible to secure monthly payments.
Important, as this sees them the first performing rights organisation to do so, perhaps standing head and shoulders above competitors who distribute payments on a quarterly basis.
As it stands, their exciting new plan will only benefit those who are owed more than $250 per month and are signed on to receive electronic payments, but will continue to pay those who don’t meet this criteria every four months.
Billboard Biz adds:
“SoundExchange tells Billboard that half of its 15,000 to 18,000 payments each quarter are made electronically, and approximately 40% of payees signed up to receive electronic payment will exceed the $250 threshold. The organisation notes it will revisit the $250 threshold in a few months to determine if a change is needed.
SoundExchange collects and distributes royalties from non-interactive digital music services that use the Section 114 compulsory license for sound recordings. Internet radio service Pandora, satellite radio company Sirius XM and cable radio service Music Choice are among the 2,000 services that pay royalties to SoundExchange.”
Just stop it. You know Beyonce doesn’t write her own songs.
Yaaaaasss so my fave will be even richer every month. #HowYEUdoing
I didn’t know Rihanna wrote her own songs.
Beyonce steals songs, she doesn’t write them.
Amazing but if $250 is the lowest you can be paid The Lambs shouldn’t get too excited. #Triumphlop.
Since when did Beyonce or Rihanna write their own songs? Unlike them Ciara is a certified songwriter.
I love when y’all post real music news like this, but please stop pretending as if any of the girls in the picture are writers. Beyonce can barely write her name, Rihanna is only good at writing her signature at the end of h***** prescriptions and Ciara will be too busy trying to get Future to support their child to write about anything.
I spat out my $500 a bottle glass of wine when I saw them suggest Rihanna or Ciara help to write their own songs.
so basically mariah is going to be making more money sitting on her fat ass…because we all know mariah actually writes her own songs,
flop album or not, she’s a songwriter so her ass is going to make alot of money….f*** touring, the b**** hasnt had a huge tour since she started decades ago, and she’s still making more paper than those who has to tour every year
If Beyonce is a songwriter, pigs can fly.
Something tells me there is some trickery with this… I thought songwriter get paid everytime the artists perform the song, win awards, and etc…. things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmm……….???????????
Okay here come the kids that think they know everything. Nobody takes full credit as “writer” on most mainstream albums. There’s always multiple writers. That’s goes for Neyo, Bey, Mariah, Alicia and whoever else. Beyoncé never said she writes her own songs. She makes writing contributions as other artists do.
And this is why the f*** I love this site. I deadass thought they get paid everytime the song gets played. I didn’t know it was every four months.
@LanadelSHIT Only thing lana is good for is writing boring depressive music, Ciara writes more enjoyable music.
@DraggingForMrsCamel im so Ciara actually writes her songs shes not here stealing song writing credits like your tired phony fav…btw Cicis belly is real (:
This was so interesting to read, because I had always assumed payments were made as soon as the song is played on radio or on TV. Why do they make them wait so long before giving them their money?
This means Future will have no excuse to make his month child support payments. #LoveSong
@the original truth
you are right… the only artist I can said who are actually songwriters are jazmine sullivan, ciara, mary j blige, seyvn streeter, jhene aiko, faith evans,and etc the one who starter out as writers or actual have written down lyrics…
Beyonce a song writer? don’t make me gag.
If only your faves could write like my fave.
Z-squad keeps Beyonce in their mouths smh Beyonce contributes to her songs. It’s not like anyone who writes for cierror will get paid anyways. FLOP
My ass learns something new every time I come here.
Gaga writes her own music even Katy and Kesha do and you mean to tell me Rihanna and Beyonce overrated asses can’t?
Beyonce is a song writer though.
who is Gags tho? She didnt even get nominated for a grammy for the basic mess she “writes”. Slaty Perry has been snatching that wig effortlessly.
any song writing credits Rihanna has she bout them
They get paid every four months? That cheque better be worth the wait.
FORGET WHAT YOU HATERS SAY…..Null and Void.
Moment: Beyonce Becomes First Black Woman To Win ASCAP’s Songwriter Of The Year Award
Over the course of her 16 years in the business, Beyonce’s literally done it all and continues to captivate. Growing into her roles as wife to Jay-Z and mother to baby girl Blue Ivy, folks shouldn’t forget that Queen B has been at this for a while. Back in 2002, the Destiny’s Child singer snagged ASCAP’s coveted songwriter of the year award. The songs she penned that gained her the top honor were “Independent Women Part I,” “Jumpin Jumpin” and “Survivor.” With an upcoming album, expect the Houston bombshell to reclaim her throne.
Thank u Richie…. geesh
Gaga has 5 grammys while Katy has zero she’ll be lucky to win 1 tbh Gaga isn’t worried about that joke
Too bad Rihanna isn’t eligible.
at this point Gaga is the joke and she’s katy’s lessor now
If I buy songs and say I wrote them and keep it a secret of COURSE I’ll win song writing awards! Beyonce’s awards don’t count because everybody knows she steals songs like Rihanna dragged Ciara’s edges when she found out Ciara was having an affair with Lebron.
I think katy may be winning her first grammy this year
@Flawless you’re welcome babe….”WE FLAWLESS”
Shame.Full. All her hits were either from samples or lyrics she stole.
Who cares what you think
ASCAP>> your OPINION
you have to bring something(proof) to back your claims that automatically disqualifies Beyonce as a songwriter/contributer.
YESSS Baby Ascap>>>>>>>your opinion. Haters save it. No ones cares.
NoOriginalityYonce aint no song writer f*** outta here and we all kno rihanna aint writing s***.
LOL so Mariah Carey is basically the only real songwriter mentioned in this post 🙂 Dear guys at TGJ give us a break. You could have put Alicia Keys next to her for example, not those 3.
@Molly. I know you don’t want to see , but ASCAP>>>>>> your opinion babe. Sorry, null and void babe.
At this point it’s safe to say that everybody knows Beyonce isnt 100% original, still doesn’t take away from her talent. None of these pop stars are 100% original. it’s just the only thing people can come after her for. She still slays
ASCAP will only go on what they’ve been told and they were told lies. Beyonce is NOT a songwriter and never has been and it’s high time you accepted it.
LOL the Z-Squad is STILL pressed over Lana. I saw their comments from last night. Just accept the fact that your fave is now just an ATL baby momma/side chick and give up.
All of our faves should get money for this, I guess. Especially if you have the first credit. Unfortunately, some people can’t say that about their fave.
i find it funny how pressed ciara fans are. Beyonce may not be known as a songwriter but she has the talent, success, accolades, and fan base to back her up. What does ciara have other than a b****** child by a z-list rapper
Does Mariah have an ASCAP award? No shade just asking
You have a reciept of ASCAP being told a lie? We know Beyonce isnt known to be a songwriter, but that doesn’t mean she hasnt contributed. She makes up for that in other areas. There’s nothing to accept
Beyoncé has turned tossing the salad after it’s been made and claiming credit for making it into an art form. It’s up there with her inability to keep her legs closed and make it through a routine without whipping her hair like she’s possessed by the holy ghost, and then thrusting her v***** into the nearest camera when she’s on stage.
With the Amazonian robot empress from the kingdom of lost wigs having a new album out, it of course it features some scammed credits. Trailing behind a b**** like Daniel Julez’s pull away train on a rope. A Beyoncé album doesn’t get mastered without a songwriting scam or two…or 4.
Beyoncé’s credibility as a songwriter was thrown into question way back with Destiny’s Child’s Survivor. An album which had 17 of its 18 songs citing Beyoncé as a songwriter, and the full 18 listing Beyoncé as a producer or a co-producer. It’s not impossible for a female artist to write and co-produce all of her own material. There are many who do it and do it brilliantly. Tori Amos, Hikaru Utada, Ayumi Hamasaki, Björk, Lady Gaga and Kumi Koda to name a few. But when stories begin to surface more than once that perhaps the album liner notes are not an accurate representation of the input that an artist had, then you do have to wonder. And the question as to whether Beyoncé writes and produces all of which she and her album liners say she has, has continued to buzz around Beyoncé like a bumble bee trying to make home in a her weave.
The order of which a songwriters name appears within the listed credits of a song has long been a debate. Such seemingly small trivial matters are one of the things which had John and Paul fall out during their time in The Beatles. It’s somewhat of “a thing” that the list of songwriters on a song are ordered from who contributed the most to the least. However, there’s nothing to prove this; and there are more arguments against this than there are those for it. Producers are also often credited as the writer of a song, even when they’ve contributed nothing lyrically to the song at all. Baring this in mind, it is rather telling that in many of 4’s song credits, Beyoncé’s is listed first as a songwriter and also as a producer on songs which we know existed long before she had gotten them. Beyoncé obviously seems to think that singing on a song means that you produced it. And being the person singing the song, that your name should be listed first as the songwriter of it. It doesn’t work like this. Unless of course you have Beyoncé’s money and power. After all… Money talks so that the album credits do. And if Beyoncé turns around to you and says “I like your song. But I won’t record it unless I can be credited as a songwriter” to claim part of the royalties, are you really going to turn her down, knowing how big she’ll make your record?
I came up with the idea to build a track using the guitar riff from Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen.” I really wanted to play the riff from “Eye of the Tiger,” but I was flipping through my CDs in the studio and I couldn’t find it. But I saw the Stevie Nicks CD and I remembered that the riff was similar.
I figured I’d put the guitar loop on there temporarily, and later go into the studio with a guitar and replay it, because I’d learned, after sampling Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” for Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West,” that I didn’t want to lose 50% of the publishing. I vividly remember telling Mathew Knowles, “Mathew, you got to book me into your studio and let me replay that riff.” It was Guitar 101! One note!
I remember watching Barbara Walters interview Beyoncé about “Bootylicious,” and she told Barbara about how she came up with the idea for the track. And I was just like, “What?” I called Mathew-which was a big mistake; I got emotional, and I apologized after-but I called Mathew and said, “Mathew, like, why?”
And he explained to me, in a nice way, he said, “People don’t want to hear about Rob Fusari, producer from Livingston, N.J. No offense, but that’s not what sells records. What sells records is people believing that the artist is everything.” And I’m like, “Yeah, I know, Mathew. I understand the game. But come on, I’m trying too. I’m a squirrel trying to get a n**, too.”
Ascap >>>>>>> ….fill in the blank. She already has the award and made history while getting it? Once again does Mariah have one?
Mariah didn’t write “all” of the songs in her albums. At least three of her major hits were covers/remakes!!! I’ll Be There…Without You…and Open Arms. There might be more…
@THAT PRESSED HIVE MEMBER !!!
Michael Jackson aint got that award niether so STFU!!
Mariah Carey does not need a AWARD!!
WALTER A. DIVAD FOSTER & MANY OTHER REAL WRITERS HAS ALWAYS PRAISED & SAID MARIAH WRITES HER OWN MUSIC!!!
Sit your tired broke ass down!!!
Mariah Carey cant write COVER SONGS IDIOT BECAUSE THEIR COVERSSS
Mariah Carey has written/co-written EVERY SONG IN HER CATALOGUE!!!!
EXCEPT FOR COVERS & THE DUET WITH WHITNEY HOUSTON
Too bad Beyonce’s song writers will NEVER see a penny of that.
The money will magically divert to Blue Ivy’s trust fund. That’s what you get for working with a thief and a fraudster.
I do believe Beyonce has written songs.
BUT!!! The woman has lied about many songs she puts her name on…
Irreplaceable: Written by Ne-YO (BEYONCE ATTACHED HER NAME ON IT BECAUSE OF AD-LIBS & Neyo allowed her)
Halo: Written by some white dude (Beyonce was allowed to put her name on the writers thing bacause of adlibs)
If I Were A Boy: Written by some white girl on MySpace! (Beyonce’s team stole this song from the girl & paid the girl off.. It was a big story in 2008 about Beyonce’s team stealing that girls song. Also, Halo was given to Leona Lewis first before Beyonce…
I have never herd about Mariah Carey’s song being given to different artist before her & then all of a sudden Mariah Carey has writers credit of a song that was already made
SORRY FOR MY GRAMMER BUT IM MAD!!!
Mariah writes her own music she wrote close my eyes and petals BY HERSELF! and seriously do you know how many demos of beyonce songs are on youtube that the original songwriter sings?! and when she sings it the lyrics are exactly the same!! were talking about a woman who put her names on covers she does!! get real!!
Richie gurl just stop; everybody knows Beyonce doesn’t write her own songs.
She can’t even write her own name, what makes you think she can write a song
If I was a boy was written by BC Jean
Oh ok…..So Mariah doesn’t Have and Ascap award. Got it…….
If you still dont believe Mariah Carey writes her own music well…
Ever wonder why a woman that does not do world tours every other year…
Still has a net worth of over 500+ million dollars..
The reason why Mimi has a net worth of 500+ million is because she…
1.) She is the executive producer of all her albums
2.) She is the MAIN SINGER, WRITER & PRODUCER OF ALL HER ALBUMS
3.) Mariah Carey makes atleast 3$’s from her album sales. She gets paid as a SINGER, Writer, Producer & Executive Producer!!
THATS WHY SHE AINT GOT TO TOUR!!!
Music Box sold 25 million copies within 2 years (1993- 1995) during the 90’s albums were 7-10$’s. Mariah Carey was paid as the writer, producer & singer.
lets say… 8$’s x 25 million copies sold = 200+ million dollars in grossings.. Ok thats what the total grossings were for Columbia Records was at that time. Now lets see how much did Mariah Carey make from Music Box back in 1995 only 2 years after its release (25+ million copies sold)
$2.50 x 25 million copies sold = 60+ million dollars for Mariah Carey in net worth just from the sales of Music Box between 1993 – 1995
Ascap>>>>>>> y’all opinion Beyonce has the award. Believe what you want. I posted my receipts. All y’all giving me is you’re opinion and I’m not here for it. Thanks have a blessed day.
Keep in mind she was the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN………
Lol you people exaggerate about Beyonce. She does co write some of her stuff she has just been shady aswell. And if she was that bad, she would not still have the best of the best writers (Dianne Warren, Ryan Tedder, Sia etc) STILL wanting to work with her.
Daydream: 1995 (Sold 20 million copies by 1997)
Mariah Carey gets paid $2.50 from a 10$ album
10$’s x 20 million copies sold = 200+ million dollars in profit for Columbia!
Mariah get paid by Columbia writers, producers & singers fee… which is about 2.50
2.50 x 20 million copies sold = 50+ million dollars in profit for Mariah Carey…
Now, in a career that spans 20+ years of 10+ multi platinum selling albums Mariah Carey’s net worth makes sense to be over 500+ million dollars…
Remember she sold 250,000,000+ albums & singles & DVDs & Others worldwide since 1990…
Mariah Carey also makes money off of everybody that covers that Christmas song of hers…
She also, makes money off of all these singing shows using her music worldwide & USA…
Mariah Carey does not need a 100+ million dollar tour to make money..
Also, touring actually is more expensive than anything.. Artist REALLY dont make alot from touring unless you are Madonna or Beyonce..
Just beacause a tour makes 200+ million $’s dont mean the artist made 200+ million $’s TRUST ME..
Touring is very expensive. You must pay the venues, workers, airplane flights, business workers, promoters & many other’s that are involve with making a tour possible!!!
Thats great that Beyonce wom that award but WHY??
She only had 1 album out during that time. Maybe, they GAVE her that award because of Survivor (which is a song I REALLY believe Beyonce wrote & PRoduced)
Survivor is Beyonce’s masterpiece along with Independent Women…
But it still dont make sense for her to recieve that award when many black artist with a better voice/songs like Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Sade, Erykah Badu & Lauryn Hill has written songs for far more successful & better albums than Beyonce will ever make..
Lauryn Hill should’ve been the first to recieve the award for a black female writers at the ASCAP Awards
The Miseducation was writen & produced BY LAURYN HILL BY HERSELF… That album won 5 grammy awards & sold 16 million copies worldwide. Also, named one of the best albums of all time by Rolling Stone & many other outlets…
Beyonce will never be a better writer than Miss Lauryn Hill… Bye Beyonce Fan!
All ima say is this Mariah has 18 #1s wrote all but three produced 14 herself check y’all books these are according to billboard history list y’all h*** tried it with a capital T! That’s y she’s so paid! The hive has traveled around the world spending all their money going broke and mariah sits on her ass the whole time n is still worth more than u! Y’all h*** better keep the REAL KING MARIAH!!!!!!! Out y’all MOUF!
Mariah Carey wrote 17 of her 18 number 1 hits…
REEEAAADDDD THESE B****** STEPHY BEYONCE AINT NO WRITER
OMFG….No, Beyonce isn’t know for being a song writer but the woman has been singing damn near her WHOLE LIFE. If you honestly think that she doesn’t make any contribution to the creative process AT ALL…ur f****** stupid.
Make a post, Katy announced major US tour dates with Tegan and Sara, Kacey Musgraves, and Capital Cities…
US Prismatic World Tour dates:
6/22/14 Raleigh, NC: PNC Arena
6/24/14 Washington, DC: Verizon Center
6/27/14 Nashville, TN: Bridgestone Arena
6/28/14 Atlanta, GA: Philips Arena
6/30/14 Tampa, FL: Tampa Bay Times Forum
7/2/14 Sunrise, FL: BB&T Center
7/3/14 Miami, FL: AmericanAirlines Arena
7/9/14 New York, NY: Madison Square Garden
7/11/14 Newark, NJ: Prudential Center
7/15/14 Montreal, QC: Bell Centre
7/16/14 Ottawa, ON: Canadian Tire Centre
7/18/14 Toronto, ON: Air Canada Centre
7/22/14 Pittsburgh, PA: CONSOL Energy Center
7/24/14 Brooklyn, NY: Barclays Center
8/1/14 Boston, MA: TD Garden
8/4/14 Philadelphia, PA: Wells Fargo Center
8/7/14 Chicago, IL: United Center
8/10/14 Grand Rapids, MI: Van Andel Arena
8/11/14 Auburn Hills, MI: The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/13/14 Columbus, OH: Nationwide Arena
8/14/14 Cleveland, OH: Quicken Loans Arena
8/16/14 Louisville, KY: KFC Yum! Center
8/17/14 St. Louis, MO: Scottrade Center
8/19/14 Kansas City, MO: Sprint Center
8/20/14 Lincoln, NE: Pinnacle Bank Arena
8/22/14 Minneapolis, MN: Target Center
8/23/14 Fargo, ND: FARGODOME
8/26/14 Winnipeg, MB: MTS Centre
8/28/14 Saskatoon, SK: Credit Union Centre
8/29/14 Calgary, AB: Scotiabank Saddledome
8/31/14 Edmonton, AB: Rexall Place
9/9/14 Vancouver, BC: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
9/12/14 Portland, OR: Moda Center
9/13/14 Tacoma, WA: Tacoma Dome
9/16/14 Anaheim, CA: Honda Center
9/19/14 Los Angeles, CA: STAPLES Center
9/22/14 San Jose, CA: SAP Center
9/25/14 Glendale, AZ: Jobing.com Arena
9/26/14 Las Vegas, NV: MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/29/14 Salt Lake City, UT: EnergySolutions Arena
9/30/14 Denver, CO: Pepsi Center
10/2/14 Dallas, TX: American Airlines Center
10/5/14 Memphis, TN: FedExForum
10/6/14 Tulsa, OK: BOK Center
10/8/14 New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Arena
10/10/14 Houston, TX: Toyota Centerr
DEATTH/ @ Richie clinging to that ascap award. Mariah has won over ten ascap awards throughout her career.These Beyonce stans need to know better than to come for Queenriah.
i guess thatgrapejuice could have included images of artists who are known for songwriting….for instance, Ester Dean-who is responsible for some of rihanna hits, Ne-Yo who wrote ALL of the lyrics to irreplaceable, Keri Hilson, the dream, r. kelly, james fauntleroy, jazmine sullivan…All of these people who are known to write for other artists.
Remember that time beyonce got on stage to perform irreplaceable and said something along the lines of “i want to sing a song i wrote” lol than ne-yo shut that down in an interview later. And ‘Ego’ was actually written for chrisete michele to record first. These are facts, King B is an amazing performer but does not write her stuff.
Forbes is out. Bey is the only black female in the top 10 along with Oprah. She is only 32. And as for this, get them coins girl.
ASCAP Pop Music Awards (3)
Songwriter Award (“One Sweet Day”)
Songwriter Award (“Fantasy”)
Songwriter Award (“Forever”)
Only thing Mariah was good at was writing her tired bops.
Are you F****** KIDDING??!! Mariah Carey has 2010’s ASCAP Song of the decade award! She has awards even for the song with Busta Rhymes “I know what you want”…
Reading is very fundamental…….. You people having breakdown and s*** lol. Get ya life kids!!!!!
I didn’t shade Mariah I asked a Question. It’s great that Mariah has an ASCAP, but Beyonce was the first African American women to recieve one.
Why is it that Beyonce get some of y’all so upset?
“Mariah Carey was born on Long Island, in Huntington, New York. Her father, Alfred Roy, was of African American and Venezuelan (including Afro-Venezuelan) descent, while her mother, Patricia (née Hickey), is of white Irish descent.” -Wikipedia. her dad was black
Mariah is black you tried it!!! and Mariah has a BMI award for songwriting and she’s one of the FIRST FEMALE to get it along with Carol king…these stans!! mariahs writes songs that actually go together and tell a story beyonce has songs that just rhyme together and make no sense!!! if Mariah can’t do anything else she sure can write one hell of a song!! and on top of that she had her own label during 98 and produced for groups she signed!! Mariah did everything when it comes to recorded music….she didn’t need tour because she actually sold more than an average person who did tour. Isn’t that the point of touring anyway to promote your album so people can go out and buy it?
Not Stealyonce and Cierror stans coming for QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE MARIAH CAREY-CANNON
As a aspiring songwrite myself it’s good to see this efficient way of paying songwriter come up! I know one day this machine will be dispensing my cheques! And we all know beyonce doesn’t contribute to writing credits as much as she’d like to think but she still shits on all your favs in every other department, she’s a ICON these bitchy comments by Lovebird and Slayriah will go unheard by bey, she stay winning wether she wants to steal your lyrics or not
READ YOU IDIOTS!!! He said those three mad the songs they performed THAT WERE WRITTEN BY OTHERS HITS! HE DIDN’T SAY RIRI, BEY, AND CIARA WROTE THEIR SONGS. HE SAID THEY TURNED THEM INTO HITS. Instead of Stanning so damn hard, try reading harder.
Sidebar: Mariah is the only one who writes true hits out of the singers being discussed here. But that’t not the focus of the article.
She has ASCAP awards for hero, dreamlover, anytime you need a friend, one sweet day, honey and we belong together. At least get your facts right.
Or sings them because everyone knows Priscilla renae.. Never mind. California king bed that’s all I’ll say
I dont understand why people still debate about Beyonce writing songs.
Lets be honest, when they were getting sued for Survivor lyrics, people wanted to drag Beyonce. But not give credit for writing it. I cant
And I think Mariah is good song writer, but her songs have a list of writers too. The song Obsessed, which I think is her weakest song lyrically, had 3 writes.
Yall love to come for Bey….but she has an ASCAP award.
I hate to have to point this out to u. but kandie burruss was the 1st black woman to win an ascap award,not Bey and thats a fact u can check so u won’t think I’m lying or hating