How Streaming Affects Artists
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BBC News Spotify Can musicians make money on streaming sites - YouTube

Pop star Taylor Swift has removed her entire back catalogue from the online streaming service Spotify. No explanation has been given for the decision but art...
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This video is from BBC News and was filmed before Taylor Swift gave her reasoning for taking her music off of Spotify.  The video explains both the pros and cons of using streaming websites like  generating and audience and a small paycheck for a songwriter's work respectively. It specifically looks at Spotify and where it wants to go in the future.

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Revealed: How Much Musicians Actually Get Paid By Streaming Services

Revealed: How Much Musicians Actually Get Paid By Streaming Services | How Streaming Affects Artists | Scoop.it
Revealed: How Much Musicians Actually Get Paid By Streaming Services
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Tonedeaf is an Australian company that reports on local and international news in the music industry today. The article showed the actual paying rates from streaming services like Rhapsody and Spotify. It also had pictures of real paychecks given to artists from these websites for their music. I can't believe that even though artists work so hard on writing and producing their music, that they could only get maybe a little over a dollar from streaming services. Streaming Services are not that beneficial to songwriters in any way.

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The music industry is divided over streaming – and heading for a collision

The music industry is divided over streaming – and heading for a collision | How Streaming Affects Artists | Scoop.it
Helienne Lindvall: Publishers and songwriters question why labels should get a much bigger share when a track is played on Pandora or Spotify
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This article is about how songwriters are being treated unfairly not only by the streaming industry, but also by their labels. I agree with where the songwriters are coming from in this article. It isn't fair that the label still gets more money even though they don't have to compensate for producing a physical copy of the song or album. The songwriter should be receiving most of the profits from the streaming companies because they put in the most work. I also did not know that in the U.S., songwriters have to let anyone use their material as long as they get paid for it. That does not seem fair to me.

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David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world'

David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world' | How Streaming Affects Artists | Scoop.it
The boom in digital streaming may generate profits for record labels and free content for consumers, but it spells disaster for today's artists, says David Byrne
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This article is from the Guardian which I believe to be reliable because it reports accurately and for the most part unbiasedly on news around the world. It is also a Pulitzer Prize winner. David Byrne, the author, begins the article by explaining what Spotify is and how it works for both the consumer and for labels that use this site to put out their music. Even though he thinks that Spotify does not help the artists, he does agree that it is more accessible for consumers and it does benefit musicians who are trying to get their music heard.However, it is not something musicians can rely on to make a living. I like the way this article is written. Even though Byrne has a clear view on the issue, he still argues both sides.

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Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists

Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists | How Streaming Affects Artists | Scoop.it

"Pandora mounted an effective publicity campaign Tuesday by revealing the amounts of royalties some artists' songs generate on its service (as opposed to how much money those artists are actually collecting)."

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This article from Billboardbiz explained what Pandora actually meant when it says that money generated from streaming goes to the artist. If you look at Pandora's blog, it seems that artists make a lot of money from streams which is a great marketing ploy by Pandora. However, this isn't the complete truth. Even though money is being generated from streams, the artists don't get all of it. I believe that Billboard is a credible source because they are trusted in the music industry.

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