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BHM PREVIEW: THE RHYTHM OF CULTURE, THE BLUES OF HISTORY
Let's start with a little lesson. (1/27a)
GLASS ANIMALS' NEVER-ENDING WAVE
British band's long and winding road to #1 (1/27a)
HITS EXEC TODD HENSLEY PROMOTED TO COO IN LIEU
OF RAISE
Want fries with that cow patty? (1/26a)
JNR CHOI'S ROCKET "TO THE MOON"
Buzzing newcomer is part of our latest New & Developing Artists class. (1/27a)
ROY RIFKIND,
1927-2022
Remembering an indie-label pioneer (1/26a)
OOH, LAS VEGAS
You're gonna make a poor boy outta me.
HOW I WISH THAT THERE WERE MORE
...than 24 hours in a day.
PALMS SWEAT, BLACKJACK
on a Saturday night
SIN CITY
Lamborginis and caviar Dry martinis, Shangri-La
Blighty Beat
STREAMING INQUIRY KICKS OFF IN U.K.
11/25/20

Streaming rates are under scrutiny in the U.K. with the first evidence session of the British Government’s inquiry into the economics of music streaming taking place Tuesday. Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey were among the multiple witnesses calling for equitable remuneration.  

O’Brien,  Garvey, solo artist Nadine Shah, musician and songwriter Tom Gray, streaming auditor and accountant Colin Young and Clintons Solicitors Partner Tom Frederikse

outlined the current economics of streaming to several MPs, and what impact that has on the wider music ecosystem.

All the musicians said that streaming doesn’t pay enough to creators. Garvey said that the current system is “threatening the future of music” while Shah admitted that, despite how successful she may appear to be, she doesn’t make enough from music to “keep the wolf away from the door.” 

Reforms are needed, argued witnesses, with Gray, Young and Frederikse all mentioning the idea of applying equitable remuneration to streaming.

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