New Way to Pay Songwriters and Musicians in the Streaming Age Advances

July 10, 2018

In an effort to update music copyright law for the digital age, the various players involved — tech companies, music publishers, songwriters, musicians and radio broadcasters — assembled an ambitious bill that addressed their concerns.

The bill is meant to correct the flaws and loopholes that have led musicians to complain about unfair compensation from streaming services, while also protecting companies like Spotify from lawsuits. It also establishes a truce between music publishers and digital music services over an aspect of licensing that has led to a string of multimillion-dollar lawsuits.

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