Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will collect $ 25 million after signing a deal with Spotify. Musicians around the world are up in arms.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get paid $ 25 million after signing an agreement with Spotify. Musicians around the world are up in arms. And they are, basically, because the platform barely pays a few cents to the groups after having accumulated thousands of listeners.
For this reason, Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Kate Bush and Stevie Nicks, have spoken this week with the British government to make a law that changes this form of payment. What nobody understands is that Horacio Gutiérrez, head of Spotify, considers that the agreement will help musicians receive more visits. Does anyone think that thousands of people will listen to the couple’s podcasts?
Callum Gardner, a composer, has indicated that “I have been composing songs since I was 12 years old. Spotify won’t pay me a penny. It’s hard and I don’t know what is supposed to happen. They have all the power over the artists. Another musician, Harrison Rhys, comments on the following.
They kicked us in the teeth. I think what Spotify has done is unethical. They pay us 0.0038 pound cents for listening, but they do have money to pay Harry and Meghan tens of millions of dollars. I do not deny that what they are going to do with those podcasts is positive since the money will be for charitable projects. This past year has been tough for musicians. We have not had income, but they will have it ».
Naomi Pohl, from the musicians union, says that “most of the benefits of streaming go to big companies and at the expense of musicians who want to have a decent life. Let’s hope the government fixes this and a better deal is reached. ‘ We await your opinion about it.
Royal House Curiosities Music Television #Meghan Markle #Prince-Harry