Universal Music Publishing Group’s Jody Gerson: Streaming Royalties ‘Not Where We Want Them To Be’

According to analysis from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, only six cents of every dollar of Spotify’s revenue ends up going to publishers and songwriters via mechanical royalties. These extremely low margins imply that only those who can achieve massive mainstream scale can generate any meaningful income from streaming alone.

Source: Universal Music Publishing Group’s Jody Gerson on Songwriter Streaming Royalties: ‘The Fees Are Not Where We Want Them To Be’

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