The Adrev Scam? Labels and Tech Cos

There has been a lot of controversy AND Astroturfing on both sides regarding Artists Songwriters and Music Publishers fractional royalties pertaining to streaming here are a few leaked docs which may or may not imply that the labels are participating in ad revenue streams  from and with the tech companies ,renting out their allotted space to third parties and not distributing  those funds to the songwriters,music publisher and artists

 

google agreement_terms-46

Sony-Spotify-2011-Contract

You be the judge but if  one were to pay attention to the ambiguous nature of some of the language in these agreements one could and can smell a rat, further illustrating how participation in adrev by certain ahem! parties is nothing more than renting ad space to off set the loss of revenue from sales and in an ironic twist that the space rental space happen to be pirate sites

 

 

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