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Chief Exec Annabella Coldrick on ‘The Great Big Spotify Scam’

22 February 2018

The Great Big Spotify Scam” exposed in Music Business Worldwide this week highlights one of the major problems with the music streaming licensing model – namely the risk of a disconnection between the artist and the fan who supports them. The MMF’s Dissecting the Digital Dollar report explains in detail how, under the current licensing model, the entirety of a listener’s subscription money goes into one central pot which is then divided up between the total number of listens and then paid out to the respective rights holders. Most music fans, I would wager, would be blissfully unaware of this. I’m sure they’d make the incredible assumption that their hard-earned subscription is being paid to the artists they listen to most.

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