We have been watching this very closely.
We are pretty confident our model can completely change that.
The big artists will make WAY more from streams. Many times more.
The smaller/newer artist will still make little from streams just like today. The minimum being the royalty payment of course. The logic behind this is that the small time band is not trying to get paid, it is trying to be discovered in order to get known and that leads to getting paid. So as a small band, you are giving up some $ now in exchange for getting discovered. So you are "paying" for discovery and fame with some of your music income. Very much like an investment, putting a small percentage away in order to make superstar bucks in a few years.
The big artist on the other hand ceases to "pay" for the talent discovery mechanism since he is already famous and pockets all the cash.
This is an over simplification by the way. It's a way to explain it that does the job for now.
By the way, the mechanism that pays the big guys mostly in money and pays the small guys mostly in fame is only possible because of the User Issued Assets and the buy back mechanism. So unless a competitor comes out with a blockchain, they won't be able to use that mechanism.
So the UIA buy back mechanism ALLOWS the artist to get paid like this ($ for big, fame for small)
The time is ripe for PeerTracks to launch. Just a little bit longer and we'll be ready to show what we have to the world.