Merlin slashes admin fees by up to 50%


Merlin has slashed the administration fees it charges independent labels by 25 - 50% in a series of changes that take effect from July 1.

The global rights agency will now charge 3% for administration fees on Spotify deals - down from 4% - and on all other commercial deals they've reduced charges from 6% to 3%.

Administration fees relating to obtaining settlements and recoveries from infringing services remain unchanged at 25% of the sum recovered, “due to their cost ...

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