Nevada has a "distracted driving" law now which forbids "Text messaging and related activities", which doesn't appear to apply to Las Vegas Metro police, who have laptops attached to the center piece of the dashboard.
It's not uncommon to see an officer using the computer at a stop light.
The major record labels usually siphon off most of this income, and then they dribble about 15-20% of what's left down to their artists. Indie labels are often a lot fairer – sometimes sharing the income 50/50.
As an artist, if you didn't associate yourself with a record label, would you get 100% of the payout from Spotify?
PS: Love your music, have bought many of your albums.
What's truly astounding about this is that a trade group which, at its peak, represented about 1000 artists has been able to unilaterally dictate, stifle and economically terrorize not just the country but most of the rest of the world.
The RIAA has stifled innovation, dictated what software, services and hardware people can use/own and sued or threatened to sue anyone who didn't obey.