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So Why Does Spotify Pay Its Artists So Poorly If The Average Employee Salary Is $168,747?!

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This is NOT music to our ears…

Remember how Taylor Swift, Adele, and a bunch of other artists removed their music from Spotify because the streaming service was paying its artists too poorly?

Well, as it turns out, while the musicians are suffering financially, Spotify's employees are living quite nicely thanks to an insanely high average salary — $168,747 a year, to be exact!

Video: T.Swift Tumbles On A Treadmill In Her Apple Music Commercial

The Stockholm-based company released its annual report this week, which indicated that since business began booming back in 2010, employee paychecks have increased 152 percent while Spotify itself has reportedly lost a staggering $188.7 million!!!

So this raises the question: if the people running the show are getting paid so handsomely, why are the people actually making the music making no money??

We guess Taylor was right all along…

Do U think Spotify should allocate more of its money to the artists??

[Image via FayesVision/WENN and Spotify.]

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Against Me!'s Trans Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace Explains Why She Went Through With Her North Carolina Concert

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This is Laura Jane Great!

Against Me! is one of the most popular bands in punk rock, and they just so happen to have a transgender woman as their lead singer.

While that fact doesn't usually factor in when they're deciding on tour dates, the current anti-transgender attitude in North Carolina forced Laura Jane Grace to actively think about performing in the state.

Video: Cyndi Lauper Explains Her Decision To Not Cancel NC Concerts

Most LGBT-friendly musicians have cancelled their NC concerts due to Gov. Pat McCrory's bigoted bathroom bill, but Laura actually went the opposite route when deciding what was best for her trans fans.

The 35-year-old singer has been an out transwoman for four years now, so instead of backing out of her show, Against Me! took to the stage in Durham on May 15 where Laura burned her birth certificate onstage!

Now, two weeks later, the trans activist spoke to Vulture about her controversial decision, saying:

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Watch Seth Rogen & Rose Byrne Audition For James Corden's Crosswalk Musical Version Of The Lion King!

| Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinuteBroadway BabiesSeth RogenGIFsLate Night TVJames Corden

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James Corden has a lot of love for musicals and after seeing the Grease crosswalk musical that went viral, the late night host decided to do his own street production of The Lion King!

But Corden couldn't do it by himself so he got a whole troupe together — including Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne!

Video: Seth Rogen Could Not STAND Zac Efron When They First Met!

The comedian got a bit power hungry though as he cast himself as the lead, praised Rose's acting abilities, and basically crapped all over Seth as he made him play background and set pieces. LOLz!

Ch-ch-check out James' incredible crosswalk version of The Lion King (below) and let us know what other musical you'd love to see on a crosswalk!

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Fleur East Wants You To Play That Sax During Her EPIC Performance On The Late Late Show With James Corden — Watch!

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It was only a few months ago we absolutely fell in love with Fleur East's funky track Sax, and on Wednesday she got to perform the upbeat single on The Late Late Show!

The 28-year-old ended James Corden's show last night in the perfect way as she didn't just sing her incredibly catchy song; she exuded an INCREDIBLE amount of energy as she moved and grooved all over the set!

Video: Todrick Hall Dropped A Medley Of ALL Of Ariana Grande's Hits!

Not only did Fleur dance like there was no tomorrow, she went up into the audience and then brought her troupe to dance with Corden to finish the number!

Ch-ch-check out Fleur East's AH-Mazing energy as she performs Sax (below) to help put some funk in your step!

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