Sign in

How Spotify, YouTube and other Streaming Services Are Robbing Music Creators

I am a professional songwriter, musician and artist living in Los Angeles, CA where I create original music, perform and teach college-level courses on music production in Hollywood. Needless to say, music makes up a great deal of my livelihood. In fact, I earn 100% of my income from music-related endeavors and have done so for over 30 years now. So it was with great disappointment that I recently opened a quarterly royalty statement from TuneCore and read that although I had received a healthy 40,000 combined spins for…

Prince — A Light Too Bright To Behold.

Once in a great, great while an artist comes along who completely reinvigorates their chosen medium. This happens in many corners of the creative universe — movie-making, fashion, painting, sculpture and most certainly….music. These artists have a unique vision — a light, as it were, that enables them to see things from new perspectives, sculpt new angles, take new approaches, infuse new ingredients and to create beautiful, never-before-seen works in a way so brilliant that the medium never really returns to what it was before they came. Prince was one such light…

Wil Key

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store