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Aloe Blacc: Streaming Services Need to Pay Songwriters Fairly | WIRED

Aloe Blacc: Streaming Services Need to Pay Songwriters Fairly | WIRED | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The abhorrently low rates songwriters are paid by streaming services—enabled by outdated federal regulations—are yet another indication our work is being devalued in today’s marketplace.
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As Aloe Blacc brilliantly puts it: "if songwriters cannot afford to make music, who will? "

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Dallas Mason's curator insight, June 18, 2016 12:37 PM

This is basically describing the different sites where music is found and takes money away from the songwriters and composers. Stating how low the composers and songwriters are paid from these websites and other places.

Nathan Dickinson's curator insight, August 21, 2016 12:22 PM
Aloe Blacc is on of many songwriters that believes they should be paid more from streaming services.
Blacc believes that writing a song deserves more payment from streaming services. The more people buy a song the more royalties he gets but streams is a much less generous industry.
The streaming services don't make money for the individual songs, they make money from their users subscribing to the service. There's not a direct divided for the artist or songwriter s to be paid because that's not how the service works.
In my opinion, if your a songwriter then write your own songs. They shouldn't be allowed to write songs or other musicians. Then the truly talented writers get the money they deserve. There is such an abundance of writers because groups of people get together to write songs thinking they're going to make all this money when even if the song you worked on has 200,000 streams they have to pay the other 50 people that worked on the song. Its not a profitable business for songwriters to work in that way.
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Breaking Badfinger: Who's Getting the Baby Blue Money?

Breaking Badfinger: Who's Getting the Baby Blue Money? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Four decades since its last hit—and with its songwriters both dead by suicide—Badfinger has broken out. Let's follow the money
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Orphan song turns into royalty dilemma. Meanwhile, that's plenty of dough for iTunes.

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