Last year, a Lady Gaga contract leaked, showing that Gaga would earn nothing from licensing and special advances – that Spotify and her label, Interscope, would take all of it. If one of the biggest artists in the world is getting exploited, how are things working out for musicians who are not superstars with a small army of people working for them?
Large music labels own pieces of Spotify (conflict of interest much?) and behind the digital curtain the culture of the music business is just the same as it has been for its lifetime.
Get paid and don’t pay.