Statement from Black Music Action Coalition on Spotify Royalties

"All creators deserve to be paid fairly for their work and have transparency as to how rates and fees are paid from platforms that distribute their works like Spotify. The Black Music Action Coalition has stood with our industry peers to staunchly advocate for the increases in payouts from DSPs granted in the CRB and will continue to unapologetically ensure that increased pay to songwriters is not sophistry guised in bundles and other cost reductive measures, but reflective of the value of their works. From songwriters to authors, no one should work for free, and the Black Music Action Coalition will continue to fight for the rights of creators to be paid fairly." - Willie "Prophet" Stiggers, BMAC Co-founder, President & CEO