The Store Front: Striving to disrupt streaming with just rewards for musicians

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Dubbing itself “the most equitable store around,” The Store Front aims to provide the fairest possible digital sales platform for musicians

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Established in September 2020 by key players in the Indonesian independent music scene, The Store Front, the first online music store of its kind in Indonesia, is a reaction to musicians’ loss of income during the pandemic as well as the low royalty rates paid by streaming services. Spotify, the current dominant streaming service, pays artists on average $0.0038 per stream, does not reveal production credits of songs and has been criticized for practices considered akin to “payola.” The Store Front, on the other hand, pays artists 90% of digital sales and 80–85% of physical sales. &n...
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