I am looking to know how many ways can and do record labels screw artists ?
One way which I came to know is making an artist contracted exclusively to a record label for which he is given an 'advance' which is recouped by the record companies over-time.
Are there any other ways that record companies screw artists ?
One of the other ways which has been mentioned is 'royalty reduce' or 'royalty reduction' but does not tell how that works in practise.
For instance, I came to know that most of the royalties from streaming services and others go to record labels and a very tiny amount goes to the artist. Is this an example of 'royalty reduction' ?
Some of the issues I am seeing are shared on http://www.musiclawupdates.com/?p=4941