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SoundCloud to be first music app with 'fan-powered' artist payments

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By Eric RANDOLPH

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At the moment, streaming services like Spotify, Deezer and Apple put royalty payments into one big pot and dish them out based on which artists have the most global plays.

10 percent of all revenues from Spotify and Deezer go to just 10 artists at the very top.

Musicians have been complaining about skimpy royalties and rip off label contracts for years.

It seems to me that some of the very same artists and music industry SWJ's who have been preaching at us about 'equality' and other social issues are happily ripping off the musicians at the bottom of the chain. How about economic equality for struggling musicians?

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Interesting idea but still out of my interest, internet radio and free streaming to find new music and buying it on hard media is still much better for me.

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