Recording Academy boss Portnow criticises streaming at Grammys


Recording Academy president Neil Portnow took aim at “business practices that don’t pay music creators fairly” in his speech at the Grammy Awards last night.

“When you stream a song, all the people that created that music collectively get paid a small fraction of a penny. Isn’t a song worth more than a penny? Listen, we all love convenience, and we support technologies like streaming which connect us to that music,” said Portnow, as part of his speech.

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Written by: Stuart Dredge