When it comes to streamed music, only the famous few get paid and everyone else loses out

The financial side of the streaming story exemplifies that the problem hasn’t changed for artists

9th April, 2017

I ’m sad about something called Ghost Tunes, which was a download service founded by Garth Brooks. I only found out about it today, and the next thing I learned was that it shut down a month ago, and was absorbed by Amazon, which bought it last October.

Like Tidal, it offered musicians a bigger cut – 80 per cent instead of the usual 70 – and catered to artists who dislike how Spotify...

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