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10 minutes to go until the next #AskTheMU! Got a question about streaming, royalties, or the campaign to #FixStreaming and keep music alive? Ask now #AskTheMU
Hi everyone, this is Naomi Pohl from @WeAreTheMU and Graham Davies from @IvorsAcademy. We’ll be answering your questions about streaming over the next 30 minutes or so. Do you have a question about streaming, royalties or our #FixStreaming campaign? Ask us #AskTheMU
“If the song gets more money will the performers get less?” – anon #AskTheMU
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“Ek’s saying that musicians need to look at themselves less as artists and more as content creators. We have no muse to serve but the marketplace, and without adhering to the rapid 💓 rate that is Spotify’s demand for new food for their algorithm, our careers are bound to perish”
Let’s flip Spotify’s words:

“some streaming services that used to do well in the past may not do well in this future landscape, where you can't a (re)launch new groundbreaking music platform once every three to four years and think that’s going to be enough.” @eldsjal
"The streaming services today that are making it, realise that it's about creating a continuous engagement with their fans.

It is about putting the work in, about the storytelling around the service, and about keeping a continuous dialogue with your fans"

👀 @Spotify 🤷‍♂️
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OH MY GOD. The deals between the majors and the streaming services.

The thread many of you requested. It gets a bit sticky, tricky and puzzling, but that’s the point.
The themes of this story: a lack of transparency and accountability for artists and a system that disdains the relationship between artists and their fans.

What makes telling this so hard is these deals are hidden behind NDAs for “reasons of commercial confidentiality”.
You won’t be surprised that I think this is bullshit. It is a serious flaw of the present system that the scrap for minor advantage between labels is paramount. Forget fair remuneration or helping artists understand their audiences…. Priorities you say.
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.@CommonsDCMS evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on theatre and live music is on now! Starting with evidence from @uk_theatre. Find out more and watch live > musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/News/2020…
.@uk_theatre has three asks of Government:

• the workforce, extending support and closing gaps in SEISS

• theatre recovery, including the thousands of small companies that make up the sector, and

• safeguarding the industry for the future

.@julianpbird notes that donations for streams of theatre productions so far is "remarkably low", making creating a show and putting it on for the sole purpose of being filmed is too expensive without additional support in the long term #SupportOurTheatres
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Today at 1pm! Join @LadyVMusic plus special guests @crispinhunt, @ShaoDowMusic and @naomipohl for Music & Coffee. Looking at why we need to #FixStreaming and #KeepMusicAlive. Register for your free place > ivorsacademy.com/event/music-co… @IvorsAcademy Join Naomi, Crispin, Shao Dow and Lady V for Music & Coffee
"I like music. It's what I do, it's my passion, it's my life... and I'm painfully aware that my income is not entirely sustainable" - @ShaoDowMusic shares how he came to the #fixstreaming debate. Join us for Music & Coffee until 2pm > ivorsacademy.com/event/music-co… #KeepMusicAlive
"I got energised by the idea that there weren't enough people apart from the Musicians' Union fighting our corner... So I joined the Ivors" - @crispinhunt talks about the need for a watershed moment in music and for people to get involved #FixStreaming #KeepMusicAlive
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Spotify: We can't afford to pay better royalties to artists. We don't make a profit.

Also Spotify: Here's $100m (£82 million) for someone waffling into a microphone.

#BrokenRecord #fixstreaming bbc.co.uk/news/entertain…
Tbf, Spotify make very little compared with the folks behind Apple Music techcrunch.com/2020/01/28/app…
Similarly, YouTube (owner by Google/Alphabet who make about $9 billion profit per quarter) pays less than most streaming services and yet... theverge.com/2020/2/3/21121…
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