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Royalties Are Bullshit: A Musician’s Case For Basic Income | BG - Blues And Music News

  • As Billboard notes, “An accurate map of royalty pathways would be a tangled mess.” It’s not easy to get paid. Some royalties are set by the government, some are negotiated, some are paid through groups. For example, I license my music through TuneCore, which strikes deals with a series of digital music outlets, like iTunes and Spotify, each of which offers different terms of payment. Spotify pays artists, on average, $0.007 cents per stream.


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