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ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus: ‘Songwriters Are Last in Line for Streaming Royalties’

Jem Aswad Senior Music EditorIn connection with an authoritative new report from Midia Research showing how songwriters are being dramatically short-changed by the streaming economy, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus says that “songwriters are last in line for streaming royalties.”In an op-ed that recently appeared in the U.K. paper The Guardian, Ulvaeus — pictured above left, who cowrote nearly every ABBA’s song and all of their hits with Benny Anderson, and is also president of the international author society CISAC — writes: “In 1973, Abba were invited to submit a song as Sweden’s entry to the Eurovision song contest.
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