Session players and vocalists get zero from streaming. The International Federation of Musicians wants to change that.
How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Our God Is Marching On!March 25, 1965, Montgomery, Alabama Everyone knows that streaming royalties are unsustainable. The question is what to do about it. The current system evolved from the early […]
“User-centric” is rapidly becoming all the rage in the streaming royalty debate. To its credit, Deezer is the only streaming service that has announced it is working on trying to implement a user-centric model. The Ethical Pool model avoids the complexities with an opt-in approach for fans and artists.
[Editor Charlie sez: Rather than rearranging the deck chairs, we think there are two separate issues with streaming rates. First and most important services need to exercise pricing power to increase the revenue pie or stop asking artists and songwriters to fund and invest in their growth strategy without getting stock or upside. Second, the […]
here is no reason for the vast numerical majority of artists to stay in a system that results in fans paying for music they don’t listen to and an ever declining payout for those who are in it. In the cold light of dawn, the science is in and the artists are out.