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Setlist: Let’s fix streaming by taxing the superstars

By and | Published on Monday 12 July 2021

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CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including the new research from the UK’s Association Of Independent Music’s arguing that paying popular tracks on streaming services lower royalties and less popular track more might be the key to a fairer system, and the news that supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is freeing up shelf space in its stores by ditching CDs and DVDs.

SECTION TIMES
01: Streaming royalties (00:12:56)
02: Sainsbury’s (00:30:41)
(Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

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• AIM publishes insights on the artist growth model for streaming royalty distribution
• Sainsbury’s confirms it is phasing out CDs and DVDs from its stores

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