We do make some choices, from time to time, to include selected Artists into our station playlists. What that means is we take music, cover art, ID3 data, BPM, and such and load it into the stations support system. We partner with musiciansand labels, every element is covered, including royalties. We are a promotional service and stream rates support promotional cost of selected direct artists, excluding National Artists for which we pay $0.0001 per stream per listener via SoundExchange. Selected bands music included into playlists is promoted and we want to make sure every band is poised to grow and engage new interest. Please seek out direct physical access to music purchase from artists or labels directly.