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Listening to it right now for the first time on Spotify. ("Darkflow" is playing - my favorite so far). Great album as usual! Now -- here's my question: is Spotify a good deal for you as an artist? Should I feel guilty by going the Spotify route? A lot of music I would have purchased lately on iTunes I am now hearing on Spotify (I stopped Mog because the interface bugged me)... Does the artist make comparable money from these streaming services? It's probably a lot less, right?
Yeah, streaming services are a pretty lousy deal for artists, unfortunately. You get paid about 1/1000th of a cent per play. I don't think there's anything wrong with using it as a way to discover and evaluate music, I just worry that these streaming services are going to become a replacement, which would pretty much spell the end of professional musicians as we know them.
On a similar subject, I've always wondered...Better deal for you as an artist; CDs or paid downloads?For downloads, which is better for you - iTunes, Amazon, or the Metropolis website?If you feel uncomfortable publicly talking about this, that's cool, just delete my comment and I'll pretend I never asked ;)
I haven't bought a CD in years. And if it weren't for iTunes, I would never have even heard of Assemblage 23.
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