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Re: Spotify makes no such things.
In effect, piracy has been made legal, streamers just pay a little to some bigger companies for selling other peopleís music. Spotify - and nearly all other streaming services - pays unfairly. Deezer is about to start paying user centric, which is the first step towards fair trade in music. Hopefully others will follow the suit. Once Spotify does the same, I have no problem with it. YouTube is even bigger criminal than Spotify.
The best system is deployed by Idagio, who not only pay user centric, but also according to the length of listening. Pro rata payers pay the same amount for a half a minute track and a five hour long opera.
The EU should just ban the pro rata payment, because it is unfair exploitation.
Contracts might be bad for artists but they are not making money either as far as I know.
People don't pay if free music is available. That is the core issue. If you go back to before streaming people will just go back to piracy. It's just a lot easier now.
Google has just blocked all Danish music licensed by their prs Koda on YouTube, to blackmail them to a depriving contract. They did the same with the Finnish Teosto a couple of years ago, and tried in both cases to make it look like it were just greed by the rights holders. YouTube doesnít pay proper royalties. In absolute majority of cases, the rights holders donít get a cent. This is theft.
Companies like Google, Spotify, FB etc. are really dangerous, and should be stopped by legislation.