Half Of Musicians' Royalties Come From Online Streaming

Martin Mills, chairman of Beggars Group, said that streaming services have changed the way people listen to music, because the “friction-less” experience makes users much more likely to experiment with sampling new artists or delve into musicians’ back catalogues, and that they had given artists with substantial bodies of work a major financial boost as a result. In June, the UK’s digital music sales overtook those of physical music formats such as CD’s for the first time.

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