Songwriters are hit in the wallet by Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora… Again – EDM.com

Songwriters are hit in the wallet by Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora… Again – EDM.com


Digital service providers Spotify, Apple Music, Google and Pandora have filed paperwork stating what they believe should be songwriters’ royalty rates for the years 2023 to 2027.

The Copyright Act states that every five years Copyright Royalty Judges oversee discussions to determine what streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music pay as a mechanical royalty rate to songwriters and publishers. These platforms are known for their incredibly low payout rates and “exploitative practices” when it comes to paying music creators.



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