Spotify Launches “Loud & Clear” Transparency Initiative

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Spotify has launched the Loud and Clear web portal to present data about the economics of the platform streaming payouts.

Loud & Clear offers several resources to that end, including a video called “Loud & Clear: How the Money Flows” and a section with several graphs detailing how many artists are meeting different revenue thresholds on Spotify. 

Loud & Clear explains the current “streamshare” system that dictates royalty distribution to rightsholders and touches on the topic of user-centric payment models, which would instead pay out royalties from each listener’s subscription based on what they listened to, rather than calculating their share of the total pie. At the bottom of the Loud and Clear portal is an FAQ and question form for artists to submit feedback on the site. 

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