Last.fm today announced the Dandy Warhols have joined Last.fm’s Artist Royalty Program, enabling them to accrue royalties for their self-released album “Earth to the Dandy Warhols” directly from the global free music site.
The Artist Royalty Program enables artists that are not affiliated with a label or collecting agency to collect on-demand and streaming radio royalties directly from Last.fm each time their music is listened to on the site. Musicians gain access to detailed listening statistics on their music and see how much revenue each track accrues.
Earlier this year the Dandy Warhols started their own label, Beat the World Records, to release their eighth album Earth to the Dandy Warhols.
The Artist Royalty Program, which launched this July, has over 200,000 artists signed up and over 500,000 new tracks available, all eligible to accrue royalties when listened to on Last.fm.