Music Streaming Is 'Just Dressed-Up Piracy' Says Rosanne Cash

NASHVILLE (Hypebot) – Singer and songwriter Roseanne Cash has testified passionately before Congress on the need for copyright reform. But Johnny Cash's little girl also has some strong opinions about music streaming – including paid services like Spotify. She took to Facebook this week to throw a few bombs at what she sees as pirates dressed in new clothing.


Cash Posted on her Facebook Page


'Download' and 'stream' are different animals. If you download and pay, it's the same as buying a record. If you stream, it's just dressed- up piracy.
Bring on the haters- I don't care. I'm IN this business and I see young musicians give up their missions and dreams all the time because they can't make a living. Someone has to speak up for them.


Cash also said her music had been streamed by Spotify 600,000 times over an 18-month period, resulting just $104 in royalties. She did not clarify, however, if that payment was for her as a songwriter or artist royalties funneled through a label.

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