BMG Review of Historic Catalog Finds Black Artists Paid Lower Royalty Rates at Four Labels

BMG has issued the results of a study examining the historic royalty payments and rates of 33 labels and imprints acquired between 2008-2019, as part of the company’s initiative to ensure its artists are treated fairly and that Black artists are paid royalties on par with their label mates. BMG’s review found four of its acquisitions paid Black artists below the level of non-Black acts on those respective labels.

Source: BMG Review of Historic Catalog Finds Black Artists Paid Lower Royalty Rates at Four Labels

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