Episode 5: Jozefien Vanherpe on the Economics of Music Streaming

Episode 5 October 29, 2021 00:35:15
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Machines & Masterpieces
Episode 5: Jozefien Vanherpe on the Economics of Music Streaming
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In Episode 5, I talk to Jozefien Vanherpe (KU Leuven), who just finished writing her PhD on the (un)fairness of contracts in the music streaming industry. We discuss how streaming revenues are split between different parties, the importance of the "30-second rule" and playlists, the low bargaining power of musicians relative to major record labels, and whether the blockchain will transform royalty payments.

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