Free, On Demand, Streaming Music
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:10 PM
Zoë Keating, a cellist, composer, and occasional Radiolab guest, has released into a public Google Doc how much money she made from Spotify between October 2011 and March 2012. Spotify pays per listen, so every time someone plays one of Keating's songs on the service, she earns a tiny chunk of money.
Between October and March, Keating's songs were played 72,800 times on Spotify.
For all those listens -- those hours upon hours of music -- she earned $281.87. Every time someone listened to one of her songs, she made, on average, three tenths of a cent*.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:09 AM
Plus, Spotify's advertisements are completely obnoxious.
I think at this point, I might buy Andre 3000's razor or whatever just to shut him up.
Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:55 PM
“The music industry is being taken over by the back door.. and if we don’t try and make it fair for new music producers and artists… then the art will suffer. Make no mistake. These are all the same old industry bods trying to get a stranglehold on the delivery system..
The numbers don’t even add up for spotify yet.. But it’s not about that.. It’s about establishing the model which will be extremely valuable. Meanwhile small labels and new artists can't even keep their lights on. It's just not right. Plus people are scared to speak up or not take part as they are told they will lose invaluable exposure if they don't play ball.