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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.
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
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We’re organizing to fight back. We’re going to give value to the ineffable, uncountable and immeasurable beauty being destroyed. We’re going to give voice to the creators whose work — and lives — are being devalued by tech-corporate greed.
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At Thinking Digital 2013, Aral Balkan delivered the most watched and favourited Thinking Digital talk of all time.
In 2014, Aral returned to Thinking Digital to deliver a blistering talk about the state of the Internet today.
We don’t know if the rumors are true, but we’re hearing rumblings from the upper echelons of the music business that top management is very unhappy with the cannibalization of the transactional business that is being accelerated in a death spiral towards a $3b record industry. 802 more words
c3 "#thatsongwhen 10k people listened, the artist got paid $60 and the major labels got stock options."
c3, The Content Creators Coalition is enlisting musicians and songwriters to share their true stories of Spotify plays, payments and thoughts to raise awareness around unsustainable digital service royalty structures. 109 more words