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GearAndGuitars 2nd August 2015 06:02 PM

Open the Music Industry’s Black Box - The New York Times
 
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Open the Music Industry’s Black Box - The New York Times

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Tales of popular artists (as popular as Pharrell Williams) who received paltry royalty checks for songs that streamed thousands or even millions of times (like “Happy”) on Pandora or Spotify are common. Obviously, the situation for less-well-known artists is much more dire. For them, making a living in this new musical landscape seems impossible. I myself am doing O.K., but my concern is for the artists coming up: How will they make a life in music?

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