I'm Really Liking Spotify

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  1. bgmacaw

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    They do pay them, just not a lot. Might as well complain about how free streaming AM radio hurt sheet music sales.
     
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    Wow. Once in a while I find a real Gem in one of these TDPRI posts. The discovery of Larkin Poe on Youtube was awesome. Thanks to Torren61 for mentioning this duo.

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    I'm not talking about or interested in how the music "business" has changed. I'm quite aware of what's going on. What I am interested in is NOT supporting business models that are unfair and imbalanced whether it be music or anything else. Your assumption that the rest of us don't know what's going on is insulting.
     
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    The music industry has always been unfair and imbalanced to musicians. Just because a bunch of Silicon Valley geeks are doing it now instead of a bunch of LA/NYC smary executives doesn't make it any different.
     
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    Check out Tidal, HiFi version. Sound quality is CD quality and better.
     
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    Yes indeed.

    As much as I loved the recent Motown documentary on Showtime, I kept saying to the screen every time Barry Gordy was on, “yeah dude it’s great and I love the music and your business plan and how you had women in higher positions and the whole thing was minority run and owned, blah, blah, blah but - you became a crook like all the rest of the labels/label heads...”
     
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    Premium is equal to MP3.
     
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    I use free Spotify to a) listen to music I already own since it's sometimes more convenient than digging out the cd; b) checking out new music I think I might be interested in. If I am, I then buy the cd; and c) listening to music that's out of print or otherwise unavailable.

    As Spotify ads get more and more idiotic and repetitive, I listen less and less. And I'm sure not going to PAY someone to rip off musicians.
     
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    So, it was OK for financially naive musicians to be tricked out of their earnings by labels and managers in the past but it isn't OK for streaming services to not pay a king's ransom for a few streams?
     
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    Spotify, Apple Music, youtube music, Amazon, et al is probably how most music is consumed these day. My daughter and all of her friends subscribe to one of them.
    Not me. I know it's being narrow minded but new music just doesn't interest me even though some of it is very good.
    I have all the music burned into my iTunes library and it suits me fine.
    It's causing me some issues though as my granddaughter wants me to play things like Taylor Swift etc. She will be getting her own iPod Touch soon and use family sharing with her mom so that issue will go away.
    Everything changes.
     
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    People get worked up over this topic for a variety of reasons. I'm not interested in arguing over it. We all make our own decisions in life and that's cool.

    Everybody knows the artists have gotten the short end of the stick since Day One. But just because things were unfair in the past doesn't mean somehow that's just "the way it is" and it's okay for things to be unfair in the present.

    One difference is, in the past, people sold boatloads of records. It was easier to make a living as a recording artist. Even rip off contracts provided a living to successful artists. Have you read the statements (successful) artists have been making about the realities of streaming payments? It would be absurd if it wasn't so infuriating.

    Anyhow, to each their own. I don't begrudge anyone for using streaming services. Life is too short.
     
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    Also, as someone up thread mentioned... There's Bandcamp for independent bands and labels, where you can stream and buy music at fair rates, and download music at top quality. The financials are equitable and the artists have control. I use Bandcamp a ton, and highly recommend checking it out!
     
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    Quadrajet, that too is a streaming service.
     
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    Which is equal to crap:)
     
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    I’ve got a music library (vinyl & CD) that’s not dependent on recharging a device, device memory, or internet. :eek:
     
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    We just got a subscription to Apple Music. What do the artists get paid from that?
     
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