Will Limewire settlement reach the artists?

News: 18th May 2011 by Louise Dodgson under Record Labels

Last week Limewire agreed to fork out $105 million to compensate for the pirated tracks shared via their service. The money will go to the record labels and instantly the question arose as to whether the artists in question will see a share of this money. The RIAA and Warner Music have supposedly said they will give artists their cut, but doubters think that getting the record companies to organise the distribution of the settlement will be a different matter and ultimately artists won't see the cash they're entitled to. If they don't it will surely beg the question - who's worse - the pirates or the labels?

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