LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, rock band Sixx:A.M., featuring Nikki Sixx, Dj Ashba and writer/producer James Michael, called via an open letter for Google's YouTube service to examine its unfair payment practices for music.
We chose today to speak up about how YouTube unfairly pays artists and labels an estimated 1/6 of what its competitors, Spotify and Apple, pay and why this must be addressed, along with a revision of the antiquated Safe Harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
The complete text of the letter was posted on the band's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/sixxammusic/posts/1102033803176407
Adds Chris Nilsson, President of the band's management company, Tenth Street Entertainment:
Tenth Street has a long history of supporting artists' rights, so it is only natural we dedicate all our resources to supporting our client Sixx:A.M's statement regarding YouTube today. Almost 70% of our planet may use Google to seek information, but no voice is louder or more clear than artists when they unite. Don't Be Evil, Google. Do The Right Thing.
Detailed coverage and analysis of this story has begun to come out, including these key articles:
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/25/nikki-sixx-youtube-music-royalties
For more information, please contact Richard Burgess [email protected]
About Tenth Street Entertainment: Tenth Street Entertainment is an artist management company with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. It represents a diverse roster of artists including Motley Crue, Sixx:A.M., Nelly Furtado, Blondie, Five Finger Death Punch, Macy Gray, In Flames, Papa Roach and many others.
SOURCE Tenth Street Entertainment