Artists who stood up against streaming platforms

They took a stand for artists around the world

Stars Insider

29/06/21 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Musicians

The music industry can be a dark one to be involved in. Here's the situation for most international music artists: large record labels own the rights to their music. The music is allowed to be played on a streaming platform, and the streaming platform claims most of the profit. As well as this, a lot of the people running large labels are also major shareholders in these streaming platforms.

You could argue that musicians should be glad that there is a system that allows them to be paid for their music rather than it being completely free like it was on P2P sharing networks like Napster. However, to be paid between US$0.003 and 0.005 per stream on the likes of Spotify is borderline insulting.

Between setting up companies, boycotting services, and making their opinion known, these artists made it clear how they feel about the situation. To learn what some of the world's biggest artists did and said, click through this gallery.


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