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Do most musicians benefit from being on Spotify?

Spotify officials plan to make the company's IPO available only to institutional investors.
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Spotify officials plan to make the company's IPO available only to institutional investors.

Amidst the dustup over Spotify and Joe Rogan, a question that doesn't get asked very much is: Do most musicians benefit from being on Spotify? There's a range of views on this. Many up-and-coming musicians feel like their work is consumed for very little money. Spotify contends that artists are paid fairly and benefit in both revenue and new listener opportunities. Our guests discuss it:

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