Joining the public debate over YouTube's royalty payments, hit-making singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado invoked the name of dearly departed Prince in an op-ed for The Guardian of London listing her grievances.
Prince "stood for pure music and honouring music with proper reverence," Furtado wrote in the Monday piece. "Prince's death reminds all of us artists to wake up and smell the coffee."
The Canadian singer joined Debbie Harry, Nikki Sixx and a number of music stars in a public campaign to shame YouTube into raising its royalty payouts to musicians. The industry argues the internet video giant is underpaying for content, while YouTube officials argue they're paying more than others, especially terrestrial radio.