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Are More Streaming Music Royalties A Bad Thing?

Are More Streaming Music Royalties A Bad Thing?

The dangers of seeing streaming music royalties as a ‘trickle’

By Stuart Dredge – January 30th, 2013 – From Music Ally

For the most part, the debate over artists’ income from streaming music services has been conducted in trade publications and websites.

It’s breaking out now though: check the New York Times’ feature headlined ‘As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow to a Trickle’, which kicks off by focusing on an individual New Yorker who now spends $10 a month on Spotify rather than $30 a month buying music, and then jumps back to cellist Zoe Keating’s reveal last year of her Pandora and Spotify payouts.

Cause for angry fist-biting from executives at Spotify, its rivals and the labels who are so invested in them? Well, don’t jump too fast.

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