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Rosanne Cash to US Congress: streaming killing music

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The country star Rosanne Cash warned Wednesday that paltry returns to artists in the age of Internet streaming threaten to kill the music industry, as US lawmakers work on an overhaul. 

Rosanne Cash performs during on April 3, 2012 in New York City. (AFP photo)

At a crowded congressional hearing, the daughter of legend Johnny Cash said that most musicians felt "marginalized and devalued" by meager pay, revealing that she earned just $114 for 600,000 online streams of one of her songs.

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