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NEAR TRUTHS: CATALOG DANCE
Money is no object; rising interest rates be damned. (10/7a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (10/7a)
SONG REVENUE: “UNHOLY” MOLY
Sam & Kim get us in the Halloween spirit. (10/7a)
PRIMARY WAVE ADDS
$2B FUND
Hats off to Larry, who's doing the "Blitzkrieg Bop." (10/6a)
LORETTA LYNN,
1932-2022
Honoring the life and legacy of a truth-teller (10/5a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
Blighty Beat
GOV'T: "RESET" STREAMING BIZ
7/15/21

The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee released a new report on the economics of music streaming in which members of parliament concluded artists need a legal right to a fairer share of streaming revenues and called for a "complete reset." 

The DCMS committee, which includes MPs from the Conservative, Labor and Scottish National Parties, first began its investigation in October 2020 and delivered a report that extends beyond streaming, calling out the industry at large. 

The report identifies gross imbalances in the streaming marketplace, affecting even the biggest artists in the industry. "Successful artists see ‘pitiful returns’ from streaming while some performers are frozen out of payments altogether." These problems were naturally exacerbated and exposed during the pandemic when touring came to a halt. The imbalances, the report argues, extend to fundamental problems in the recorded music industry.

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