Early in 2020, songwriters, composers and performers started sharing how little they got from streaming using the hashtag #BrokenRecord.
The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union started campaigning for a Government review - and almost 18,000 of you backed the call.
Press picked it up, including the Guardian, Pitchfork, Wired, and BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch up with #BrokenRecord founder Tom Gray and MU Deputy General Secretary Naomi Pohl speaking to Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd on Reasons to be Cheerful.
More people started speaking out. Speaking to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, Tasmin Little OBE explained how she gets 5 to 6 million streams over six months, with 755,000 monthly listeners, and gets paid just £12.34 for it.
Politicians were listening too. The Labour Party made user centric party policy, and the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select committee called for a Government review, before launching their own in Autumn this year.
Many songwriters, composers, performers and industry organisations sent in written evidence.