Songwriters will protest outside Spotify’s LA offices: ‘Music creators’ livelihoods are at stake’

Songwriters’ advocacy group The 100 Percenters is planning a peaceful protest in Los Angeles on Monday in support of better royalty rates for music creators from Spotify and other streaming platforms.

The songwriter’s band explains why they’re hosting the Spotify protest:

“Songwriters are currently paid less than a penny per stream. This should be illegal. The majority of song streaming revenue (billions per year) goes to major labels and artists, while songwriters have to hard to live.

“Spotify is battling a proposed 44% pay rise for songwriters in a Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) lawsuit in April; a ruthless battleground, where the livelihoods of many songwriters music are in play.”

Date: Monday, 02/28 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST

Location: Spotify US 9200 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069

The group also uses the event as a fundraiser. You will find more information here.

Bruce Houghton is founder and publisher of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and acts as principal advisor to Groupsintown who acquired both publications in 2019. He is the founder and president of the Skyline Artist Agency and a teacher for Berklee College of Music.

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