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Nearly 20,000+ artists sign petition for Spotify to pay its musicians a decent wage

Nearly 20,000+ artists sign petition for Spotify to pay its musicians a decent wage

Author: Wardah Sempa | Tuesday 17th November 2020

Nearly 20,000+ artists sign petition for Spotify to pay its musicians a decent wage Photograph

Following the backlash against Spotify, The United Musicians and Allied Workers Union launched the Justice at Spotify campaign, aiming to increase the platform’s royalty payouts to a decent wage. At the time, the campaign had gained over 19,000 signatures from artists across the globe, including some familiar faces!

The Justice at Spotify campaign is calling for artists to be paid at least one cent per stream, in comparison to the $0.00437 per stream that Spotify are currently paying out. Back in 2019, reports claim that an artist would have to be streamed 380,000 times per month on Spotify to earn a minimum Australian wage. Raising streaming royalties would ultimately give artists a possible chance to live off their artists a full-time career.