The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has criticised streaming music service Spotify for its “tiny” payments, and called for more transparency from the company. “There is no clear trail that can be established so that the songwriter can trace back what they ought to have got,” says chairman Patrick Rackow. “These things are behind a blanket of secrecy, and that is extremely worrying… I think it harms Spotify, it harms the writers’ perception of Spotify and this is a service they want to support.” Although Spotify agreed a deal with PRS for Music last year, the issue of its payments to songwriters (and, indeed, artists) has periodically caused controversy. Source: Guardian
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