Five Card Story: Fair Pay for Musicians

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a Five Card Flickr story by Sam de Groot created Sep 15 2021, 09:53:44 pm. Create a new one!

flickr photo credits: (1) DavidDMuir (2) bionicteaching (3) DavidDMuir (4) nessman (5) whistlepunch

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Introduction, (pic 1)
In the music industry, musicians have historically made most of their profits from record sales. Since the mass adoption of the internet, music has gradually shifted its center of appeal from a physical format to a digital one. Due to this paradigm shift, it is harder for musicians to profit sufficiently from digitally streamed music.

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Musicians, especially independent musicians, should be paid more for their music being streamed on major services because they have to do a lot of extra work to make a living by touring extensively and selling merchandise, which doesn’t always pay as well as it should either.

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Music piracy is a major issue as well. Digital music is much easier to download for free because it is easier to replicate and distribute over the internet.

Counter Argument (Pic 4)
There are some who argue that musicians should be on the road, touring full time to make a living because it is fair that they put in enough work and effort as other professions to justify their pay.

Conclusion (Pic 5)
However, music is a difficult art to master, musicians should be better rewarded for their talents If someone creates music that is popular enough it should be worth more and generate better income for the artist.

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