Journey’s Neal Schon Defends Snoop Dogg’s Stance Against Streaming Services

Journey’s Neal Schon recently took to Twitter and addressed the issue with streaming services. The guitarist defended the rapper Snoop Dogg, where Dogg slammed the people in the music industry for paying artists poorly. According to Insider, during a panel discussion, the rapper went off script and said:

“It’s an exciting time, but streaming got to get their sh*t together ’cause I don’t understand how you get paid off of that sh*t. Can someone explain to me how you can get a billion streams and not get a million dollars? That sh*t don’t make sense to me.”

Schon shared Dogg’s part in the panel discussion and tweeted:

“Snoop is right. Another analogy is why do we still get paid for vinyl the same? Oh, because they can’t stream it. It’s majorly fucked up.”

A fellow musician responded to the rocker’s tweet with the following:

“It needs to be redone. There needs to be a minimum rate…A stream should be worth a lot more.”

Schon replied:

“They got away with it years ago, and it stayed like the plague.”

The rapper and the Journey guitarist are not the only people complaining about streaming services. Many artists, especially indie artists, are now leaving Spotify due to its low payouts. The platform cuts up to 70% of the money received among all the artists whose music was streamed that month. Although the founders assert that they pay out between $0.006 and $0.0084 per stream, numerous indie artists have reported earning even less.

See the tweets below.