I am Mark Dent, a journalist for The Hustle who dove deep into the economics of Spotify and discovered why their incredibly complicated and complex system for paying out royalties is bad for artists. Ask me anything about how Spotify actually works.
Spotify has been in the news for the past couple of weeks because artists like Neil Young and India.Arie have expressed concerns about Joe Rogan's publicizing of covid misinformation. The attention on Spotify has spread to the way it pays artists -- who often end up making a fraction of a fraction of a cent every time one of their songs is streamed.
You can read my story about Spotify on The Hustle's website here
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