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Subscription streaming movie service Netflix announced earlier this week that it has reached 62m users around the world – almost exactly the same number as Spotify.
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Why on earth is Glenn Peoples and Billboard warning artists not to go exclusive with Jay Z’s Tidal? Is Billboard pimping for Spotify? We’ve long suspected this. 43 more words
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
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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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.
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