Do you know which artists get your money?

  • 11 September 2019
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After several months of hardwork and dedication we're thrilled to announce our new initiative! Deezer has launched a new website to show users how we want to make streaming music fairer for everyone by implementing a User-Centric Payment System, UCPS. We are aiming to launch our new payment mode early next year to give the power to subscribers to decide where their money goes. With UCPS, your monthly payments go to the artists you listen to, rather than the current market share-based system.

Access our simulator on our special UCPS website - www.deezer.com/ucps. You’ll be able to discover your top five artists and exactly how much of your Deezer subscription is paid out to the acts you love.

Share below any questions you may have and join in the conversation on social media with the hashtag #MakeStreamingFair.

Let's make an impact in the music industry and get music streaming fairer for everyone!


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Hi drgorogbalazs e ClassicMetal, you guys asked for it! 🙂
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#gamechanger love it!
Can't wait! A bright future for underground artists
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I don't understand the model .
Didn't artists get paid based on streaming numbers until now ?
If I don't listen to a specific artist why this artist get paid anyway ?
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Hey @Noam Asulin

Imagine all the money users pay goes in a pot, which belongs to the streaming service. Then this streaming service takes all of those funds and pay the labels/distributors, according to the number of streams their artists get - if their artists get a lot of streams, they get more money. So majority of what you pay goes towards artists with the most streams, not necessarily the ones you may listen to.

We want to break with that, to make it fair for all artists, so that fans can support them directly.
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Hey @Noam Asulin

Imagine all the money users pay goes in a pot, which belongs to the streaming service. Then this streaming service takes all of those funds and pay the labels/distributors, according to the number of streams their artists get - if their artists get a lot of streams, they get more money. So majority of what you pay goes towards artists with the most streams, not necessarily the ones you may listen to.

We want to break with that, to make it fair for all artists, so that fans can support them directly.


Thx for the explanation . I didn't know it's like that and your explanation made it clearer .
Cheers Rudi
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Amazing idea, no doubt!
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I'm very pleased to hear about this and very surprised that it wasn't the case yet. 

If ones buy a CD from an underground artist, the royalties don't go to a mainstream one. 

Therefore, it is totally normal that our money goes to the artists we listen to. 

 

Better late than never 😉

 

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Fantastique!

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