Sustainable Model for Musicians
There has been much discussion over streaming services and other online platforms, especially in regards to the payment (or lack of payment) to those who create the music that is streamed. Stories abound about songs with millions of streams or downloads that generated paltry royalty checks to songwriters or composers. Your assignment for this paper is to write about the current streaming model(s) and fee structure(s), and determine if it is a sustainable model for musicians.
A number of articles and academic papers have been written on the subject, including these from the Music Business Journal and the New York Times:
A Fair Music Report