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Pulling Back the Curtain on Digital Music Services and Copyright Payments

Pulling Back the Curtain on Digital Music Services and Copyright Payments

How Much Do Digital Music Services Pay Copyright Owners? 

By Hisham Dahud
October 25, 2012
From Hypebot

As music fans continue to have more options in their digital music consumption, the ways that artists and copyright holders get paid continues to become more complicated and fuzzy – often because of outdated copyright laws and private negotiations occurring between artists, labels and streaming services. Given that digital music services like Spotify and Pandora are continuing to see their user bases grow at the same time that global music sales continue to decline overall, music services need to become transparent enough so that artists can get a clearer grasp of the viability and sustainability of their music careers through the usage of their recordings.



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