“How Much Do Streaming Services Pay Artists? Ask the Labels” by Glenn Peoples

Asking streaming services an impossible question unfairly demonizes legitimate companies that are operating honestly. And it implies a company is hiding important information that deserves to be made public. If only it were that easy. Most services are privately held companies with no obligation to report its financial details to the public. And details related to specific contracts are especially sensitive. A direct answer can put a company in breach of confidentiality agreements. So the fact that a company won’t give a direct answer should mean absolutely nothing to readers.