At long last, music subscription services are gaining listeners and revenue. Where does the money come from and where does it go? How can artists keep track of this income? What impact do label deals have on this issue?
From Spotify's saturation in its home country of Sweden and growing presence around the world, to the confusion over payout differences between indie and major-label artists, this panel dug into the fuzzy details of the increasingly ubiquitous streaming music services. Hear from moderator John Strohm (Loeb & Loeb), attorney Ed Pierson, David Macias (Thirty Tigers), Nick Stern (Vector Management/7-10 Music) and Bertis Downs (advisor, REM).
Make sure to register for SXSW Music 2013 to hear continued exploration of this hot (and controversial) topic.