tons of data and insights that could be useful for artists
‘Spotify is threatening musicians’ livelihoods everywhere’
Since when using a streaming platform has become signing with Big Brother?
‘It is about putting the work in’
I hope I am still alive when the scandals hit
music revenue will double by 2030
are they isolating from doing their job?
Why would that be?
they just plain don’t matter
Do I offend you?
the Swedish streaming service also wants to supplant Apple?
‘No Nee Ta Slode Aln’ can only be heard if it’s raining
Spotify figure they know what they are doing… but maybe they don’t.
Apple Music may be learning from Facebook’s success, while Spotify is tending towards MySpace’s failings.
The CrowdAlbum acquisition is the latest way Spotify is investing in helping artists
Get smart about this.
Here is another figure. NBC Universal’s annual revenue is 4.6B
It turns out that people do not listen to the same Beatle songs regardless of age.
According to Billboard, most of them ‘if not all, will have access to the band’s catalog of studio albums next week’
The streaming music colossus has finally agreed to limited testing of allowing albums but to streamed solely on the Premium not Freemium tier
‘Streaming is the future. Buying albums and stuff will always be around, but the youth these days, they don’t download. They just have Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube.’
Before we crow at the big 64, just remember, if you are really ahead of the pack, the band probably hasn’t broken yet! Also, it is kinda what we do, save you from being ahead of the pack by beating the world to it. Though perhaps apologies are in order.
America is all about capitalism, materialism and owning stuff, nevertheless people are currently falling for streaming services? In a way, streaming is the equivalent of renting your music, you don’t own anything anymore, and you share it with everyone. Isn’t it weird America?
Of course there’s Spotify these days, and Daniels used this precious tool to produce the graph above and a few others, examining the popularity of the songs released from 1990 to 1999. Should we be surprised? Nirvana’s ‘Smell Like Teen Spirit’ is by far the most popular song of the 90’s getting more than 50 million play counts! Let’s hope Courtney Love doesn’t get any of this money.
The problem with Apple Play is it makes navigation a little too difficult. The service is a little counter-intuitive. But, the more I use it the easier I find it: just click “New”, use the search, double click “New to start the process again. Save to “My Music” if you want to download it and add to your music, when the merge works it will merge with your own downloaded songs.
How can you go into another business when the business you have is not under control. Where is the full tilt power rush to get new customers? Why are the messing around with new ideas when the old ones aren’t firmed up?
I once pitched a Spotify muckety muck on the central importance of upping their paid subscription base and they all but sneered at me. There was nothing more important for Spotify and all they did was fuck around for the past three years. They should have advertised everywhere all the time, if they had 50 million paid subscriptions today, they’d be paying their artists a lot more money
With the field to themselves, they should have advertised Spotify everywhere till it became part of the landscape, till the commercial was being spoofed on SNL, and they should have gone after paid subscribers day and night, instead they sat back and waited and while they were waiting, Apple woke up.
He seemed to strongly believe in it just a few weeks ago, but Kanye wouldn’t possibly be part of a failure, his ego wouldn’t possibly envision it…. I am so tempted to quote the old adage, rats always abandon a sinking ship? Did I just compare Kanye to a rat? Is that blasphemy?
We still don’t know much about Tidal, but according to The Verge,Tidal reportedly offered millions of dollars and an equity stake to artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Madonna, Usher, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5,… in exchange of their exclusive conten
The number of paid subscriptions to on-demand music services grew by 26% and revenues from streaming services (free and paid versions of Spotify, Rhapsody, Pandora, SiriusXM, YouTube…) rose by 29% in 2014.
Spotify are the least customer friendly outfit in the world. You gotta problem with their app? Tough luck, go deal with it yourself, they don’t give a rat’s ass. It is one reason they might go under. They just don’t give a damn about the customer, you are simply, on your own.
The question is the same as to why Taylor Swift left Spotify, the advertising generated free plan. ITune’ “IPlay” won’t have it because they don’t need it, they have 800 Million clients with credit cards already. Spotify won’t give it up because they will lose their subscriber base
If you are like me, you may be a bit confused by the amount of bad press that Spotify receives… the streaming service is the bad guy, taking all the money, robbing the artist, this is what we were supposed to understand from the Taylor Swift story right? Well, we are totally wrong.
The real interest here is, of course, the negotiation to get it on Spotify. Daniel needed something big to make up for losing Tay and Bey gave it to him. Im telling you, all the action is in the boardrooms…Beyonce Platinum Edition – A
The battle over streaming is a battle over prices not distribution. I don’t care what anybody says, the average person does not want to spend $10 a month on a streaming service, it is too expensive, but if songs and albums were cheap enough they would get back in the habit of buying them.
So my question is, will this dethrone Taylor Swift because she has removed her music from Spotify? Bakula thinks it’s simply impossible: ‘No amount of streaming in the world could keep Taylor from No. 1,’ he declared… this girl is definitively way too powerful for my taste.
It echoes what I see at shows where people, who have paid good money to have a good seat at a show that have chosen to attend, nevertheless check their messages on Facebook half of the time.
Whether Swift is weak or powerful, Lefsetz’s actions towards her have been horrible. It feels like bullying and nasty nasty bullying and now we know it is for someone who is, at the very least, indirectly making money off, which makes it very hard to stomach.
We never wanted to embarrass a fan’,… does he imagine we are gonna believe this? Fans are never embarrassed about free music and I have never heard anyone complaining about a song showing up on a streaming service!
‘When people pick on Spotify: Spotify are giving up 70 percent of all their revenues to rights owners. It’s just that people don’t know where the money is because the record labels haven’t been transparent.
Kobalt’s writers ‘earned 13% more from Spotify streams in Europe during the first quarter of 2014 than they did from iTunes downloads on the continent’… and this is a new trend as it was not the case during the third quarter of 2013 when writers still earned 32% more from European iTunes sales than from Spotify royalties
It doesn’t really matter to me, I own all her stuff any way and if I didn’t and I felt like doing so it would take me two seconds to find it all on some piracy download website, the same one I got the early 1989 release.
The assumption is Spotify and ITunes are fighting for the same piece of the pie while it is blatantly clear that they aren’t at all. It is two different type of consumers. The average listener may buy “It’s All About The Bass” without considering for a second joining a streaming club
It seems to me Spotify have settled themselves after last years somewhat stalled growth (and I still think they have passed on the older generation before they had to), are back to taking over the world of streaming by storm. And I believe this is a future of music distribution (which is what we are discussing, of course
I guess it is the guy in me, the lover of lists, but I find stuff like Billboard charts and here the Spotify streaing list interesting though, really, what here couldn’t you figure from the Billboard’s singles charts. Iggy, Sam Smith, Ariana, Nico, maybe Sia is a little higher than I thought would be, and maybe “Break Free” broke free a little earlier on Spotify than Billboard but what other surprises?
The pitch to the vast majority of people is simple: it is the difference between owning your own house and renting your own house. Which would you prefer? If you could make the price palatable people would absolutely go back to buying, and a buying music ublic is the best thing possible for musicians.
Lo these many years later though the question is, is Billboard, is album an single sales, irrelevant and the answer is, if viewed in a vacuum maybe so but as part of the streaming, youtube, etc etc Itunes, so on universe they are valuable. And I bet if you compared this list of most popular Spotify tracks and Billboard sales, they would be knocking on identical
It really is tough trying to figure out where to find new music but for all of youtube’s ability to make personal listening playlists, I don’t see how it works as a place to discover music. It seems more like a place to stream music once you have already discovered it.
Unfortunately, Spotify put its foot down, the little game ended on Friday, and Spotify asked them to remove the album because it was violating its terms of service. Vulfpeck responded to Spotify by posting 3 new tracks of spoken words