Sixx: A.M. Say 'Don't Be Evil, YouTube'

(Classic Rock) Sixx: A.M. have called on YouTube to pay artists a fair share of streaming revenue, saying: "Don't be evil, YouTube." Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael say YouTube pay artists about one sixth of what rival Spotify and Apple do, adding that Google-owned YouTube's founders are worth a combined $75billion.

Sixx AM - who issue their second album Prayer For The Damned on April 29 - say: "We are a lucky band, grateful to have all had success prior to the creation of Sixx AM.

"We have always been vocal about artists' rights. We stood with Taylor Swift when she spoke up about the absence of royalty payments to artists by Apple Music.

"We chose today to speak up about how YouTube unfairly pays artists and labels an estimated 1/6 of what it's competitors Spotify and Apple pay and why this must be addressed.

"We have deep respect for Google's spirit of innovation and YouTube's contribution to the field of technology and entertainment, in fact the data we are citing comes from Google itself, but the facts don't lie. Our large community of hardworking artists is being exploited to make a very small percentage of people extremely rich." Read more here.

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