David Byrne on the obscure collusion between major labels and streaming services: "Perhaps the biggest problem artists face today is that lack of transparency. I’ve asked basic questions of both the digital services and the music labels and been stonewalled ... I asked Apple Music to explain the calculation of royalties for the trial period. They said they disclosed that only to copyright owners (that is, the labels). I have my own label and own the copyright on some of my albums, but when I turned to my distributor, the response was, 'You can’t see the deal, but you could have your lawyer call our lawyer and we might answer some questions.'"