March 17, 2001

Artists to pay $19.99 a month for membership at MP3.com

Author: JT Smith

The Standard reports that Mp3.com will begin charging its artists to be listed on its site at $19.99 a month. Currently, nearly 150,000 artists are using the 'Payback for Playback' service and all will be required to start paying. Mp3.com distributes up to $1,000,000 per month to popularly listened-to musicians, but stands to make nearly $3,000,000 a month from those same artists with this fee.

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