Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Many of the complaints about payment for music streaming come from artists who signed contracts with record labels. While their public complaints are readily available online and in the media, their recording contracts are not. Did they take a six or seven figure advance that still hasn’t recouped? Did they sign away their rights for digital revenue with their label? Is their label making legal claims on digital revenue that is not included
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 At the crux of the anti-streaming argument is that certain people or companies are getting rich on the backs of under-compensated artists. This narrative frequently goes that technology companies (pure streaming services or tech companies that use music as a loss leader for hardware or advertising), their CEOs, and their investors are getting wealthy while artists are losing revenue. We never hear a comparison between the compensation of major labe
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