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The Verge have an interesting piece on the lack of standardisation of meta data in the music industry. Royalty money is being left on the table because of data errors and/or mismatches between the many meta data databases used by the numerous streaming services, especially when dealing with collaboration tracks. It seems like an easy fix to implement from a technology point of view, the tech industry is powered by standards, however it probably isn't in the best interest of all parties in the music industry to have royalty transparancy unfortunately, especially for the ones paying the royalties. One possible solution to this issue is Imogen Heap's Mycelia.