Classical and jazz composers say they’re being annihilated by i-Tunes and Spotifymain
A thorough and extensive piece of journalism by Scott Timberg on the unpromising Salon site details the devastations that has been wrought by streaming services on the incomes of living composers.
‘I used to sell CDs of my music,’ says Richard Danielpour. ‘And now we get nothing.’
‘All of my colleagues — composers and arrangers — are seeing huge cuts in their earnings,’ says Paul Chihara.
Yuhun Wang, a small label owner says: ‘What we found when we got out of Spotify — after these dire warnings — was that our sales went up; they absolutely jumped.’
Read more woes of the streaming victims right here.
h/t: Sergio Alejandro Mims