Reprex, a Dutch start-up enterprise formed to utilize open source software and open data in open collaboration with its partners is contesting all three challenges of the EU Datathon 2021 Prizes.
According to the written evidence submitted by Dr. Franco Mariuzzo and Dr. Peter Ormosi to the Economics of music streaming inquiry of the UK Parliament, Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports Committee, the answer is no.
Our paper argues that fair competition in music streaming is restricted by the nature of the remuneration arrangements between creators and the streaming platforms, the role of playlists, and the strong negotiating power of the major labels. It concludes that urgent consideration should be given to a user-centric payment system, as well as greater transparency of the factors underpinning playlist creation and of negotiated agreements.
Many people believe that if you play your favorite song again, the artist will receive more money. Unfortunately, this is not the case. But the French Centre National de la Musique imagines a world where this would happen.