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Tidal; music streaming... for what?

So, the music business must be struggling, right? Why else would the big corporations be setting up premium-cost streaming facilities?

The newest on the block is, of course, Jay-Z’s TIDAL which will set you back around £10 per month for the ‘service’. 381 more words

Spotify is the Problem, Not Labels. (Well, Mostly...)

There is a narrative that keeps getting repeated by Spotify apologists and propagandists. It goes something like this, “The problem is not that Spotify pays too little to artists it’s that record labels are not paying the artists their fair share of royalties from Spotify.” Ha! 684 more words

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Spotify Desperately Doubles Down on Dumb Bad Math... Free Doesn't Pay, It's Just Math.

Bring out your shills… It’s no surprise that Spotify has once again enlisted it’s shills and PR machinery to defend it’s exploitation of artists, bad business model, and horrible royalties. 742 more words

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Dead Kennedys’ East Bay Ray: The ‘Free Internet’ Will Not Set You Free | NY Observer

These Internet theorists also invariably fail to distinguish between the profound moral difference between sharing something with a friend and distributing, without permission, other people’s files for profit.

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2012 A Brief History Of Spotify, "It Increases Itunes Sales"... @SXSW #SXSW

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before… Spotify doesn’t cannibalize Itunes sales it actually increases them… Uh huh. That was the rap they wanted us to believe. 367 more words

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2010 A Brief History Of Spotify, "How Much Do Artists Make?" @SXSW #SXSW (Shill By Shill West)

SXSW Rewind… Back in 2010 during Daniel Ek’s Keynote Speech an audience member who identified themselves as an  independent musician asked how much activity it would take on Spotify to earn just one US Dollar. 305 more words

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Is the #Music Streaming Industry Destined to Leave Artists Unhappy? (AdWeek)

Advertisers love Pandora and Spotify, but the money isn’t trickling down

Pharrell’s “Happy” was the song of 2014, topping the charts in the U.S. and two dozen other countries, selling 6.45 million copies and winning a slew of accolades, including a Grammy Award and the inaugural Grand Clio Music Award. 11 more words

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