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Your Streaming Music Payments Are Going Where?

On the way from your wallet to your favorite band, everybody takes a cut. Here's where it goes (more or less) and how Bitcoin could change the industry
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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People in the music industry agree: The payments from streaming services are too damn low. But who is to blame? It's nearly impossible to follow the money precisely as it flows from fans to the people who write and sing the songs.