COVID 19 has cancelled live music. Boost music streaming payments to artists now!

COVID 19 has cancelled live music. Boost music streaming payments to artists now!

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Alan Ashton started this petition to Apple and

Live music has been cancelled.  All of it.

Musicians are among the hardest hit by measures to stop the spread of COVID 19.  They earn money and feed their families by bringing people together — physically and emotionally.  The vast majority of musicians have very suddenly and harshly had their income virtually eliminated.  Overnight.

Meanwhile, music streaming is thriving.  Self-isolating has more people staying home and listening to music.  

Sadly, unless you are a mega-star, streaming and on-line music pay way too little to artists to keep them going while live music has been cancelled.

Streaming platforms:  You can do something simple about this, and get some good PR while you’re at it.

Increase payments to struggling musicians.  Multiply your payments for each stream or online purchase on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, etc.  

You can support them now when they need it most.  Double or triple the rate — if you’re brave, multiply it by five!  Even if you do it just for lesser-known artists, you’ll be supporting the very people who will be driving your business in the future!

You are the closest thing they have to an employer right now.  These aren’t just the front-line soldiers in your industry.  They are the very reason that you exist.  Please support them.

Thank you, 

Lovers of music.

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