'I love streaming, I just hate the remuneration system sitting inside it.'
The following MBW op/ed comes from Tom Gray, a UK-based professional musician and the founder of #BrokenRecord. A social media-driven campaign, #BrokenRecord calls for more of the streaming revenue ‘pie’ to make its way to artists and songwriters – whether that revenue comes from services like Spotify themselves, or from record labels. #BrokenRecord has been a key agitator in the launch of an ongoing UK Parliamentary inquiry into streaming economics. Gray is a founding member and songwriter of Mercury Prize-winning band Gomez, whose first two albums – Bring It On (1993) and Liquid Skin (1999) – both went Platinum in the UK. In addition, he is a composer for movies, advertisements and TV shows, including British comedy In My Skin.
I hope you’re aware of the #BrokenRecord Campaign. It was instrumental in gaining a UK Parliamentary inquiry into the economics of streaming. (Today, Spotify, Apple and Amazon were questioned by MPs.)
If #BrokenRecord has crossed your path, you’re likely to know we want to reform the music streaming market, but you’re also likely to have heard or read some misrepresentation …
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