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I've been saying it for months (Go me!) but how can a service that has about 3 adverts an hour pay all the artists a decent living? Especially when, for a 6 month period, it was just adverts asking for people to actually advertise on the site?
I don't tend the use the thing very much, partly as I prefer actually having the physical thing either on CD or on my iPhone.
It's a great idea, but one that's totally unviable unless the money gets split equally amongst everyone and they get rid of the free service entirely.
"I would rather be raped by Pirate Bay than fucked up the ass by (Sony boss) Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music and will remove all of my songs from Spotify pending an honest service." Magnus Uggla – well-established since the late 70s – has withdrawn his music from the service.
is that it's basically people don't giving a shit about music, trying to make new ways of winning money thanks to people making music...
Yes, for listeners, it might be good, but for musicians ?
And it's really not a surprise than all the big labels want their share of the possible big money...
don't they get less money that physical sales, despite the complete lack of overheads?
It's the major labels fault not spotify, the sooner they fuck off the better.
but "people don't giving a shit about music, trying to make new ways of winning money thanks to people making music" (yeah, I like to repeat myself...)
The problem is : music is still making lot of money, and more and more people are trying to get their share of it, even if that means fucking the artists.
Big labels do it, itunes do it, streaming sites are trying to do it (deezer is still losing a lot of money for the moment...)
I had always suspected that this was a flawed model, and that at least one party had to be doing very badly out of this.
I reckon that unless they get the mobile apps successfully off the ground and increase their subscriber numbers a good ten-fold, we could see the service crash and burn within a couple of years.
i mean raelly? there's just no point.
this is sad though.
it's also interesting that new releases come out almost straight away on spotify (for ex new SMD/wild beasts etc) they really ought to wait a while to encourage actual sales before they hand it out for free...