By Conner Carey
Since the introduction of Spotify and Apple Music, there’s been quite a stir in regard to streaming music and particularly free streaming music. When Apple Music began offering free 3-month trials, the company wasn’t going to pay artists or labels any money during user trials until Taylor Swift brought the issue to the forefront. Last night, as Apple aired its Apple Music + Sonos ad, the opportunity to address the issue came up again. Recording Academy President Neil Portnow and Common both took moments to speak on it. Portnow stated, “Isn’t a song worth more than a penny?” Referring to the miniscule amount of money artists earn from ad-supported music streaming services.