Will Deezer's switch to user-centric payments benefit artists?

Andre Paine

Industry executives have cautiously welcomed Deezer’s move to a user-centric payments system (UCPS), but there have been calls for more data about its impact.

Deezer has described the user-centric approach to royalties – paying artists and rights-holders the share of a subscription based on each account’s monthly plays – as “fairer” than the current market share system.

“I’ve been in favour of the user-centric system, but we have to be careful,” said Ivors Academy chair Crispin Hunt.

“I’ve been given ...

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