Spotify royalties: 'Problem lies with labels - not streaming services', says Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg has called on UK artists to "take action" in order to get better royalty streaming rates from the major labels - as he defends Spotify against criticisms related to its payments to performers.

In an open letter released today, Bragg suggests that artists "railing against Spotify" is unhelpful to the music industry and fellow musicians. His comments come after the likes Thom Yorke and Placebo's Brian Molko publicly attacked Spotify this year for the income it provides performers.

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