Streaming Platforms are Keeping More Money From Artists than Ever (and Paying Them More, Too)

Spotify has worked hard to improve its reputation amongst artists. The company has forged close ties with everyone from Shawn Mendes to Camila Cabello and Justin Timberlake in recent years – not long after it was being publicly harangued by the likes of Thom Yorke for both its business model, and its meager per-stream payments to artists.

This transformation in artist relations should be chalked up as a hard-fought PR triumph for Spotify – and it’s a triumph which also benefits rival music services. Yet fresh economic developments suggest that musicians
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