Alice in Chains drummer slams streaming – but what deals did he sign?

The latest musician angry about their streaming income is Sean Kinney, the drummer from grunge veterans Alice in Chains. In a recent radio interview, he took aim at two of the biggest streaming services, in what’s become a familiar story of musicians reading their royalty cheques and questioning the economics of the sources. “You have these Spotifys and Pandoras where you get access to almost every piece of recorded music on the planet. And then that’s great for the consumer, but for every person who’s ever recorded music it’s a f***ing ripoff,” said Kinney, as reported by Digital Music News. – Stuart Dredge,Music Ally