Music streaming has taken off. It has become one of the largest financial aspects of the music industry. Labels handle the payment of royalties and licensing. Current artists, such as megastar Dr. Taylor Swift, are very vocal about their opposition to the current system. Many believe that artists should be allowed to own their work as well as be fairly compensated for their work. The contributions of this research and presentation are to change the way music licensing and royalties are done. By creating legislation to help artists advocate and negotiate for themselves and to own their work. This will allow artists to have control over their art and be properly financially compensated for their work by streaming platforms, radio stations, and record labels.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 11-27-2023


Michael Fore JD

Mentor Department Affiliation

Management, Marketing, and International Business

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Honors Scholars

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