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(There's a music board thread about this, but naaaaaah).
what a delightful, self-sacrificing bunch
Good luck to them all!
It's a whole-body activity.
is this a joke?
"It’s utterly laughable, like nursery school kids plotting against the teacher, or a kindergartner running away from home. Grow up!"
if it's a truly inclusive artists' co-op with an open member-owned structure then that could be good, on a conceptual level at least.
if it's just artist owned in the sense that they are all artists and they also own it then what's the fucking point.
developing new acts and releasing records now that the majors are phobic about giving acts time to grow or is it just so they can get richer?
but most articles are saying that they are saying that artists will receive a higher than they do from other streaming services.
It is the later. The artists in the video basically have ownership interests. It is not a co-op with equity stakes from plays or anything.
This is of course presumptuous at the moment, they could build that into streaming contractual negotiations but Spotify already did that albeit with the labels which fucked the artists on the basis of taking shittier streaming revenues with equity in return which they have no obligation legally to share with the artists.
The concept this could be somehow extended on a case by case basis to encourage emerging is fundamentally flawed however. As you would have to be a pretty big shit in the first place to enter that negotiation.
Only way it could work would be as part of the standard renumeration in the contract based on a calculation of your current draw. Doesn't seem like they are doing that though.
Jay Z just bought an existing streaming service (Wimp, or part of Wimp or something) and has re-branded it.
Jay-Z, a VC and a bunch of pop stars basically bought an existing business.
Especially in the US. Saw a graph yesterday which showed the Average American spends $26 on music content a year, compared to > $70 20 years previously. It's on twitter somewhere.
figures for videogames, film hire/streaming/purchase, etc?
that Beyonce, really struggling
Anyway hope jay z makes it to a billion soon
doesnt matter. If it did people wouldnt watch most of their music on YouTube.
Do teenage girls who listen to rihanna really care about sound quality?? Doubt it!
might be underestimating the amount of desperate bum-licking of pop stars that goes on online and elsewhere