Fairness Rocks News Spotify’s CEO Once Called the Black Keys to Explain Why Their Royalties Were So Bad


Fairness Rocks News Spotify’s CEO Once Called the Black Keys to Explain Why Their Royalties Were So Bad

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Author: Paul Resnikoff

Date: October 29, 2019

Original Source: Digital Music News

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Spotify’s CEO Once Called the Black Keys to Explain Why Their Royalties Were So Bad

The Black Keys aren’t the only band feeling stiffed by streaming platforms like Spotify. But given the group’s level of popularity and profile, their complaints got a lot more attention.

Back in 2012, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney decided he’d had enough with Spotify’s abysmally-low royalty payouts. He took aim at Sean Parker, a Spotify board member who also happened to be a Napster cofounder. At SXSW, Parker claimed that Spotify would easily earn an artist more money than iTunes, a statement that prompted Carney to attack.

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