A Key Ingredient: Transparency

 I ran across this article in the Trichordist today.


The author discusses a report on an aspect missing from some present day music business practices: transparency. In many cases, we music rights holders have no way to audit important records from various streaming services like Spotify, Youtube (Google,and others. Because of these blind areas, we are left to trust that we're being paid fairly for our creative efforts.

He suggests 5 areas (not addressed in the report) that need to be improved, in order to bring more transparency (i.e fairness) into the biz. We need laws to catch up to current practices.