PANDORA FOUNDER: ‘OUR $0.001 PER STREAM PAYOUT IS ‘VERY FAIR’ ON ARTISTS’

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Its the nature of the business. It still seems that the creators of the art are still being dealt an unfair deal. 

Pandora founder Tim Westergren has claimed that the company is paying out “very fair” sums to artists, despite its per-stream royalty weighing in at just one sixth of Spotify’s.

The digital personalised radio platform has previously gone on-record as saying that it pays music rights-holders approximately US $0.0014 for each play of their tracks: Westergren blogged in 2013 that Pandora pays ‘around $1,370 for a million spins’.

Ultimately this is not a financially viable deal structure for the artist and to be honest it is never meant to be. In business, when you set one up, it is with the aim to keep your lights on and keep the business going.

It seems like the artists are continually being dealt a raw deal from everyone!

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