Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg joins the Spotify debate – blames labels for poor streaming payments to artists

I know what you’re thinking – we can’t seem to go a week without another high-profile recording artist weighing in on the whole Spotify/music streaming debate. But bear with me on this one, as Billy Bragg has unsurprisingly thrown a hefty dose of common sense into the argument.

Rather than criticise Spotify and the rest of the new crop of music streaming services, Bragg argues that the fault lies purely with record labels who are forcing dated contracts onto artists that don’t take into account the drop in production and distribution costs involved with music streaming.

Rather than paraphrase the man any further, I’ll let him do the talking:

What do you think about music streaming? Is Bragg right or are you on the side of Thom Yorke et al who believe Spotify is damaging music? Join the discussion in the comments below…

Post Author: Luke Glassford

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