‘It’s not fair that music chiefs earns millions while musicians can’t pay their rent’Uncategorized
From Labour MP Kevin Brennan, a member of the Select Committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, introducing a new bill to make streaming pay direct to musicians:
This is all about creating the right future structure for a secure career in music. I want young people to be able to aspire to make a reasonable living from original music. I want them to be able to make music that people will love and appreciate, and to get a fair share of the money people pay to listen to it.
Not every talented person will be able to make a living out of music, but there’s something wrong with a system where record industry executives get massive salaries and share options when, as we heard recently on the Culture Select Committee, some award-nominated artists can’t afford to pay their rent.
My bill would play a part in helping to create an environment where more talented people can have that opportunity to make a living out of their creative skills.
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