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Music streaming: listening to playlists drives down the revenue of smaller artists

When music fans listen to their favourite album, there’s a certain satisfaction derived from knowing that they paid for the music they love – they’re giving back to the artists who made it.

That’s not the case on music streaming platforms, where artists aren’t paid a fixed fee when you stream their songs or albums.

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Instead, your subscription fee enters a big pot which is then split …

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