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From Azoff To Slipknot, Music Biz Condemns Spotify, Google Attack On Songwriter Rates Increase

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(Hypebot) Late last week Spotify, Pandora, Google, and Amazon announced they were teaming appeal the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling increasing streaming payouts to songwriters by 44%. The four will file an action with the D.C. Court of Appeals. Now, artists and the industry are reacting, condemning the tech giants and praising Apple Music for not supporting the court action.

Irving Azoff

@irvingazoff

Apple understands they’re in the artist business. Clearly, Google, Pandora, Spotify and Amazon don’t. https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8501588/spotify-google-pandora-amazon-plan-appeal-copyright-royalty-board-rates 

Spotify, Google, Pandora & Amazon Plan to Appeal Copyright Royalty Board Rates

Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have filed notices they intend to appeal the Copyright Royalty Board’s rate determinations finalized last month that would boost record labels and digital servic…

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kenny macpherson@thegers

This is completely messed up. Jeff Bezos is probably the richest man in the world and Daniel Eck is on his way. They created a great product,so why not support another great creation SONGWRITING.
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Ross Golan

@rossgolan

WE ARE NOT SECRET GENIUSES!

WE ARE HUMANS!

SONGWRITERS, MANAGERS, PUBLISHERS, DON’T LET THEM EXPLOIT YOUR NAME AND THEN STAB YOU IN THE BACK!https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.com/2019/music/news/spotify-google-and-pandora-go-to-u-s-appeals-court-to-overturn-royalty-increase-exclusive-1203157697/amp/ 

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Shelly Peiken

@Shelly_Peiken

Spotify suing songwriters against royalty increase! Time 2 switch to @AppleMusic. Sometimes you have to take your biz away from peeps who R f*cking you until they do the right thing! This may be a job for the . @wearesonaLA https://variety.com/2019/music/news/spotify-google-and-pandora-go-to-u-s-appeals-court-to-overturn-royalty-increase-exclusive-1203157697/#utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=social_bar&utm_content=bottom&utm_id=1203157697  via @variety

Spotify logo is presented on a smart phone screen in Berlin, Germany, 24 February 2018. According to the media, Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek does not want to lose control of the upcoming IPO of the world's largest music subscription service. Investors who want to invest in the upcoming IPO of Spotify, apparently only get shares that give them less influence than Ek.Upcoming IPO of the world's largest music subscri...

Spotify, Google and Pandora Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase (Exclusive)

Google, Pandora and Spotify have teamed up to appeal a Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%.

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Dina LaPolt

@dinalapolt

Again!!?? Spotify and Amazon declare war on songwriters. Wow.

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@CoreyTaylorRock

@Spotify @pandoramusic @amazonmusic this is NOT a fight you will win. You have had carte blanche with our music for too long. We the songwriters of the world look forward to challenging your contention.https://variety.com/2019/music/news/spotify-google-and-pandora-go-to-u-s-appeals-court-to-overturn-royalty-increase-exclusive-1203157697/ 

Spotify logo is presented on a smart phone screen in Berlin, Germany, 24 February 2018. According to the media, Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek does not want to lose control of the upcoming IPO of the world's largest music subscription service. Investors who want to invest in the upcoming IPO of Spotify, apparently only get shares that give them less influence than Ek.Upcoming IPO of the world's largest music subscri...

Spotify, Google and Pandora Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase (Exclusive)

Google, Pandora and Spotify have teamed up to appeal a Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%.

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