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  1. Meghan Trainor

    ’All About That Bass’ Songwriter Made Less Than $6,000

    That’s bass-ackward. Kevin Kadine, co-writer of the tune, which has been streamed on Spotify more than 178 million times and dominated the 2014 charts, told the House Judiciary Committee yesterday that the streaming service’s paltry compensation for writers meant that he only made $5,679 — or $32 per million streams — from the song. Now he and other songwriters are pushing for the passage of legislation that promotes transparency in the music industry and allows songwriters to negotiate over licensing.

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