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Setlist: Top five artist gripes in 2023

By and | Published on Monday 9 January 2023

2023

In the first episode of the Setlist podcast for 2023, CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke look at the five key complaints that musicians have about the modern music industry as we go into the new year, including streaming royalties, venue merch commissions, the difficulties getting music playlisted on streaming services, the pressure to always be active on social media, and a frustration that the music that is popular isn’t always of the highest quality.

SECTION TIMES
01: Streaming services screw us over (00:07:39)
02: Venues take a cut of our merchandise income (00:18:09)
03: Spotify won’t playlist my music (00:26:02)
04: There’s too much pressure to always be on social media (00:37:05)
05: People like shit music (00:47:41)
(Timings may be slightly different due to adverts)

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