Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Streaming and Dreaming

My songs are streamed over and over again. And my royalty statements reflect a mere pittance of what they used to. There is more and more easy access to music but less and less compensation for the creators of it. As James S. Levine reported in his recent commentary, “The World Has Changed, It’s Time Our Music Licensing System Did Too,” it takes one million streams on Pandora for a songwriter to earn $90. Sigh. – Shelly Peiken,The Huffington Post
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