Skip to content

Black Keys Streaming Boycott

As Alyson wrote of awhile ago those crazy Keys simply wont hop on the Spotify wagon…So why are cant you stream The Black Keys on Spotify?  Wait, why would you want to?  Well, loads of you do and the boys sat down with VH1 to explain why they simply cannot do it.

Patrick Carney, the cool drummer one said the following
"Streaming services] are becoming more popular, but it still isn’t at a point where you’re able to replace royalties from record sales with the royalties from streams…For a band that makes a living selling music, it’s not at a point where it’s feasible for us."

So it is simply economics.  There isn't enough royality in the stream- or so they say.  The interesting this is that they're fine with other services such  as Pandora, as you can hear their music song by song rather than an album in entirety. He then gets all controversial hipster by jabbing in that Spotify is 'set up to be a little more fair for the labels than for the artists."

Imagine that.  So in that statement he is saying that labels benefit more from streaming than a band does.  I can tell you right now that I have actually purchased more music and looked up more bands to see live since using Spotify.  I am listening to more types of music, rediscovering stuff I had forgotten I loved and searching for tour dates.

I don't like the Black Keys so they ardent my concern.  I do think there is a bigger picture that may be obscured by the hipster nerd glasses.

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2023 |

return to the top of country

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1983 (Volume 14, Number 8)

By Steve Crawford | January 29, 2023 |

a cow with eighteen udders

Bob Marley One Love Experience At Ovation Hollywood

By Alyson Camus | January 29, 2023 |

“a journey through his life, passions, influences, and enduring legacy”

Yours truly with the true Godfather Giannini Russo who played Carlo in the original Godfather

By admin | January 28, 2023 |

the true Godfather Giannini Russo

UK Top 10 Albums 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2023 |

Has Brit rock ever been worse?

UK Top 10 Singles 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2023 |

essence de 2023

Press Releases For January, Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | January 27, 2023 |

A very percussive song

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 1-27-23 – 3-2-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2023 |

the mixes his producer Daniel Lanois didn’t like

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 1-27-23 – 2-2-23, Rosalia’s “LLYLM”) Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2023 |

her best since “Milionària”

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-20-23 – 1-26-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2023 |

dip yourself deep in sonic hellaciousness and disquiet

Scroll To Top