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Facing the Music: The Current State of Streaming Services in the Music Industry

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dc.contributor.author Korver, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-09T19:28:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-09T19:28:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11416/472
dc.description Honors thesis Fall 2019
dc.description.abstract As music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have increased in popularity among consumers, their potential revenues have become of great concern to the music industry. Allowing users to pay for unlimited music for as low as five dollars a month, these services on the surface level do not seem to have the artist’s interests in mind. It is becoming increasingly important to a variety of people within the music industry to find the true impact of music streaming services. This study examined the data of music streaming services based on the revenue they generate for artists. It also investigated current Industry opinions of music streaming services, and Consumer awareness. Both Industry and Consumer groups reported that artist revenue rates are insufficient and recommend a higher compensation rate. Additionally, results of the Industry Survey pointed to no statistically significant factors, such as genre or age, influencing artist revenue. Variables from the Consumer Survey including age, education level, and whether or not they had a paid streaming account motivated their streaming hours and which service they use most. The Industry group recommended that streaming services offer more features to artists as well as greater transparency.
dc.publisher Florida Southern College
dc.subject Streaming technology (Telecommunications)
dc.subject Copyright -- Broadcasting rights
dc.subject Profit
dc.subject Compensation
dc.subject Artists' contracts
dc.subject Music trade
dc.subject Music trade -- Credit ratings
dc.title Facing the Music: The Current State of Streaming Services in the Music Industry
dc.type Thesis


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