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GOV'T TAKES ON STREAMING PAY
5/30/23

The U.K. Government has agreed to set up an industry working group that will explore issues around fair pay for creators in the music streaming industry.

Representatives and experts from across the music sector will make up the group. It’s tasked with exploring and developing industry-led actions that support fair remuneration for existing and future music creators, as part of a successful and globally competitive music industry, according to the Government.

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee recommended the creation of the group after calling for a “complete reset” of the recorded music industry in its Economics of Music Streaming report, sparking much debate in 2021.

Caroline Dinenage MP, chair of the CMS Committee, called the creation of a working group “a welcome step toward addressing the frustrations of musicians and songwriters whose pay falls far short of a fair level given their central role in the success of the music streaming industry.”

“The Government must now make sure the group is more than a talking shop and leads to concrete change so the talented creators and performers we have in this country are properly rewarded for their creativity,” she said. “The Committee will be keeping a close eye on progress and also looking more widely at artist and creator remuneration to ensure everyone who works in our creative industries can share in its successes."