RIAA to blame for impoverishment of artists it's using as human shield in anti-streaming lobbying
The RIAA and its captive collecting society Soundexchange are illegally lobbying
for higher royalties from Internet streaming (despite the fact that companies like Pandora already give virtually all the money they take in to the labels), claiming that they're standing up for older artists. But, as Mike Masnick comprehensively establishes
, these older artists have been impoverished by the RIAA, who "left them to rot" through abusive contracts, crooked accounting, and out-and-out theft.