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Spotify in US: Another reason for release delay

While music lovers in the US are patiently awaiting the release of streaming music service Spotify, we have recently heard that a songwriters association has criticized the service, over the amount of income paid to writers.

As reported from the Guardian, The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (Basca), comprised of about 2,000 songwriters has hit out at the creators of Spotify, saying that the service does not generate enough income for musicians.

It has well been documented that various issues are holding up the release of the service in the USA, but could this issue over songwriter payments be the main problem?

BASCA also say that it is worrying that Spotify do not disclose any information regarding royalty payments to artists, and reveal that current payments to writers are ‘tiny’.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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