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LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page Petitions Streaming Services to Pay Artists More

Page just wants everyone to be paid fairly.


Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is calling upon streaming services to pay artists more. According to Louder Sound, Page's call was inspired by a recent inquiry into why streaming services weren't paying artists fairly, published by Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

Page's call is featured on his Instagram page.

"I fully appreciate the dilemma surrounding streaming royalties that should be rightfully paid to all musicians and writers who made the music," said Page. "The sooner the streaming companies can make fair payments to all musicians whose music is played on or viewed via the internet, and to pay fair royalties to those who give us great pleasure from those who are exploiting it, the better.⁣"

According to Digital Music News, Napster and TIDAL are the two highest-paying streaming services, paying artists $0.019 and $0.0125 per stream. Some of the worst include Spotify at $0.0037, Pandora at $0.00134, and YouTube at $0.00069.

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