Ne-Yo warns: 'American songwriting is on the verge of collapse'

RHIAN JONES

Ne-Yo has raised concerns over how American songwriting will be able to sustain itself in future in the face of "antiquated consent decrees" that have "enabled streaming companies to enjoy billion-dollar revenues at [the] expense" of the songwriting community.

The R&B singer/songwriter says arguments used by services such as Spotify and Pandora in defense of their royalty rates, who claim to be directing consumers away from piracy, are "offensive and inaccurate".

In an op-end featured in Roll Call, ...

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