Spotify doesn’t have a feature allowing you to see into the back-end of music – the thorny tangle of copyright, licensing, distribution and royalty rules that governs how artists get paid – whenever you stream a song. If it did, few people would understand it anyway.
Money in the music business moves through not one central system, but a spotty patchwork of laws. The sheer complexity of
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Congress Is Giving Musicians First Chance of Fair Pay in Decades