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Songwriters sing blues over diminished royalties from online streaming

Their rates in the US are subject to government regulation due to a law written in the era of the self-playing piano

Los Angeles

THE writers who craft songs for artists from Garth Brooks to Beyonce plan to tell a panel of judges this week that the increasing popularity of music-streaming services like Spotify will destroy their profession unless they get more royalties.

In a hearing scheduled to...

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