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Will this new music money bill protect musicians?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 22, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 13:28

Guest: Erin Jacobson, Music Industry Attorney in Private Practice, Beverly Hills, California. Two-thirds of US consumers listen through on-demand streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube. Paying only a couple dollars a month for unlimited access to anything you want to listen to seems great for consumers, but musicians have complained for years that they’re getting a raw deal with streaming. This month President Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, which addresses some of loopholes that have led artists to receive less than they are owed when their songs stream.