If 100 streams = 1 Song Download, why doesn't the money match?
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The Return of Brand Sponsored Piracy: Google's Artist Shakedown Continues But This Time They Really, Really, Really Mean It
Trichordist readers will recall our many posts about how Google uses search to drive traffic to unlicensed sites where Google Adsense or Doubleclick serves the advertising that keeps the illegal site operating. 357 more words
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But a new reality has tripped him up and it’s the same one shafting artists all across the world: Namely, that everyone wants to listen, and no one wants to pay.
Announcement From c3 (The Content Creators Coalition)
“Google is in the process of systematically destroying our artistic future… if the creative community doesn’t intervene now, and by now, I mean, fucking now — we will be bound to a multigenerational clusterfuck that will take 40 to 50 years to unravel.”153 more words
The erudite Harley Brown reported in Billboard about Spotify’s artist relations charm offensive in New York that:
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main complaints were manifold, but two were based on the meeting’s central tenets: that the per-stream rate is never going to go up (70 percent of revenue goes to royalties) and…
Chris Castle at Music Tech Policy beats us to the punch on more Spotify shenanigans... if 100 streams = 1 song download, why don't the economics match?
Safe Harbor Not Loophole: Five Things We Could Do Right Now to Make the DMCA Notice and Takedown Work Better
By Chris Castle
There has been considerable discussion about how the DMCA notice and takedown procedures are “broken.” We don’t think that this is quite true—the procedures are manipulated, misunderstood and abused on a grand scale. 1,335 more words
It’s not that streaming can’t work. It can. It’s that Spotify is a bad business model that has unsustainable economics and exploits artists because it is a wall street financial instrument and not a music company. 826 more words