One of the consequences on the streaming era of music has to a degree been the exploitation of artists and others involved in the creation of music, who are now seeing a much smaller share of royalties from music they release.

This has been a difficult issue to tackle with streaming services holding a majority of the power in this situation.

However, a number of songwriters have decided to take a stand by backing an open letter to Spotify for its attempted appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to increase royalty rates for songwriters.

Nile Rodgers, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Greg Kurstin, Frank Dukes, Benj Pasel, Justin Paul, Mike Elizondo, Murda Beatz, Ross Golan and Teddy Geige are some of the names amongst others who are opposing Spotify’s appeal, having worked with a myriad of artists with some as huge as Adele, David Bowie and Aretha Franklin.