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Op-Ed: Why Getting Paid In The Music Industry Is So Complicated, And How It Can Be Better

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Op-Ed: Why Getting Paid In The Music Industry Is So Complicated, And How It Can Be Better

The payment issue in the music industry is an extremely complicated one - and it’s getting more complicated now. So how does it get solved? Former FTC policy director David Balto offers his view on Billboard.

In Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow’s recent op-ed called The Penny Paradox, he asked, “Isn’t a song worth more than a penny?” The problem, as outlined by Portnow, is that artists aren’t being paid enough for their work. However, this is a gross oversimplification of a more complicated issue of payment in the music industry. An issue that, unfortunately, consumers (and artists) are caught in the middle of as powerful and less powerful interests fight over how to divide payments amongst themselves. Click on the link below to read more…

Author: David Balto, Billboard

Read More/Original Source: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7318778/guest-post-why-getting-paid-in-the-music-industry-is

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