Spotify, Amazon, Google and Pandora Appeal 44% Hike in Music Streaming Royalties

Copyright Royalty Board ruled on increase in late January

U.S. songwriters receive fractions of pennies per stream. Getty Images

The joy songwriters experienced in the U.S. in late January, when the Copyright Royalty Board ruled the royalties they receive from on-demand subscription streaming would jump 44 percent over the next five years, may prove to be short-lived.

@9Number9 David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.