U2’s Manager: ‘Insufficient Transparency’ Is Damaging Spotify’s Artist Relationships

From Digital Music News

So, what DOES Spotify pay artists, anyway? That may be the most important question right now, and according to U2 manager Paul McGuinness, ‘insufficient transparency’ and guessing-game payouts have caused damage with the artist community.

Then again, Spotify is honest enough for McGuinness, who publicly offered his endorsement in front of a Midem crowd over the weekend. “I see no reason why the Spotify model should not be part of the future,” McGuinness remarked. “It is essentially honest so it’s to be encouraged. I’d like to see it adopted everywhere, quite honestly.”

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