Last Friday, the latest episode of our Music Ally TV Show focused on the #BrokenRecord campaign that’s been gathering steam in the UK, calling for systemic changes to the music streaming ecosystem. Founder Tom Gray warned that the unrest from musicians is not going to ebb away.
“This is Covid-19. Live [income] has gone, PRO money is going to dry up shortly. Whatever anger you think there is in the industry now towards streaming, imagine it in six months’ time when the last of the money that’s in touring musicians’ bank accounts has gone, and when their PRS and PPL cheques go through the floor,” he said.
The conversation focused on the desire to get streaming services, labels, publishers, collecting societies and musicians’ representatives sitting down to collectively discuss the way forward. “We need a streaming summit,” said Gray. “With everybody represented in the room, with the knowledge that what we’ve got isn’t right.” Read our (long!) full report on the episode here to see what else he and other guests Sammy Andrews and Henriette Heimdal had to say.