Making streaming fairer for artists

The music industry's prickly relationship with the digital landscape is only set to get more complicated. But are the concerns over the fairness of the fraction-of-a-cent streaming royalties valid?

Thom Yorke’s recent decision to pull certain albums from digital music streaming services such as Spotify in protest over artist royalties again highlights music’s prickly relationship with the digital landscape. Pink Floyd also recently took aim at Pandora’s royalty rates. But are artists concerns over the fairness of these fraction-of-a-cent streaming royalties valid?


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