Profits for Spotify, Pennies for Artists

by Josh Rosenberg

Down but not out: In the ‘90s, rocker Blake Morgan thought he’d hit the big-time. He wound up breaking a seven-album contract and today rails against the state of an industry that he feels is “run by bean-counting tech people who don’t understand anything about music.” (photo: Blake Morgan / ECR Music Group)
Carving a path forward: Blake Morgan has been “fighting tooth and nail” with “grassroots supporters and [his] laptop” against an industry that pays its artists insufficient royalties. (photo: Blake Morgan / ECR Music Group)
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