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BBC Radio Cymru: Welsh-language musicians strike over 'unfair royalties'

Guardian :: Now Welsh-language musicians are to take industrial action and metaphorically down microphones and guitars in protest at how they are being treated in post credit-crunch Britain. For three days from Monday, as many 450 musicians and composers, folk singers, pop stars and hip-hop artists are demanding that the Welsh-language station BBC Radio Cymru does not play their work. After a change in the way their royalties are calculated, a three-minute song played on the station now earns £5.75. Previously a song would bring in almost £150.

A reduction from £150 to £5.75 doesn't look understandable, indeed.

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Tags: BBC Music

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