The Piracy Wars Are Over. Let’s Talk about Data Incumbency

The dearth of data on how the big intermediaries—record labels, studios, publishers, and now internet platforms like YouTube, Amazon, and Spotify—structure cultural markets is a long-standing problem. These companies tell creators how much they’re getting paid, but they rarely disclose who else is getting a cut, how their peers are paid, and what factors contribute to differences in promotion or placement.

Source: The Piracy Wars Are Over. Let’s Talk about Data Incumbency

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