Spotify and Streaming Transparency

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Spotify recently launched a website and initiative called Loud & Clear. It’s Spotify’s attempt at being transparent about how artists are paid and the economics of streaming.


 
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Spotify recently launched a website and initiative called Loud & Clear. It’s Spotify’s attempt at being transparent about how artists are paid and the economics of streaming. The Union of Musicians and Allied workers have been calling for greater transparency at Spotify along with a request to stop court battles that lower royalty rates for songwriters, and to pay artists one cent per stream. 

Zack Nestel-Patt of UMAW breaks down how artists are paid through Spotify, discusses how Spotify still has not met the union’s demands and says that Loud & Clear was “further obfuscation of what’s going on mixed with baulking that Spotify is doing anything wrong and pointing the finger at other people.”  

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