Musician Royalty Rip Off
Open letter to The Music Industry
Spotify has to PAY UP !
Ruling raises songwriter royalties from Spotify, Apple Music by 44%
And it should be made Retro Active !!!
However, If you are a song writer, listen up !
A 44% rise on 6 cents per 100 Streams is NOTHING.
They think we are all Dumb !!!
More are on the way - - -
And Contributions are welcome.
There is a lot of discussion regarding the fair payment of writers and performers of music
that is being streamed - whether for a very small price per stream or for free.
At Dynamic, where we have many, many recordings available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon,
we feel that our income and our Artists' incomes have been adversely affected by the policies
in place right now. A look at our earnings demonstrates that through the first quarter of 2016,
our revenues are only at 67% of the same quarter last year.
2015 was down slightly from 2014, and I'm guessing that if we had not
added additional titles during 2015, the difference
may have been more significant. If this trend continues through
2017, being down 33% in income is not good.
And we're only one company - if other musicians, record
companies, independent performers, etc., are seeing the
same trend, it's a serious loss in income to people who are not being
compensated properly for streamed music.
We believe we should all unite with the others who have taken a
stand to gain reasonable payment for artistic endeavors.
Update 06/19/20118 Payment from cdBaby:
$43.51 for DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SALES through Spotify
The above payment represents 435 pages
with an average of 20 to 50 streams per page!
An Average of 25 streams per page time 435 pages would equal 10,875 streams
On FM or AM Radio that would equal $870.00
Spotify is Ripping all of us Off !!!
Spotify payment to Dynamic Recording:
Streams last 90 days 03/01/17
Spotify – Streams – 18,115
iTunes – TK downloads – 683
Apple Music – Streams – 15,490
Pennies from Spotify and apple:
Feb 10, 2017 Spotify Sale $0.87 details
Feb 10, 2017 Spotify Sale $0.49 details
Feb 10, 2017 Spotify Sale $0.51 details
Radio stations pay us 8.5 cents per play.
CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon all pay fairly.
Music buyers love the free music and do not purchase or download selections.
Many top Artists have pulled their music from streaming services because their sales
and downloads have dried up. If we can't get the streaming companies to pay
a fair share, the music industry, especially for independent musicians, will be destroyed !
Dave and Jackie Kaspersin
Dynamic Recording Indie Label