Does Vezt Provide Songwriters With Their Business Model of the Future?
Vezt trumpets itself as the savior of the struggling performer. But can the fledgeling start-up help artists get by? And can the company itself survive long enough to find out?
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'We're on Life Support': Is Streaming Music the Final Note for Professional Songwriters?
Operating without a union, songwriters are still paid through royalty structures created in the days of player pianos and Tin Pan Alley. And in the streaming era, that's a losing formula.