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(London Evening Standard)   At one point I believed in a billion Spotify streams, but now I just don't know   (standard.co.uk) divider line
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2021-02-28 7:39:48 PM  
And the Journey band members probably got $5 in royalties. That they had to split amongst themselves.
 
2021-02-28 10:27:26 PM  
Didn't he design album covers for Pink Floyd?
 
2021-02-28 11:23:41 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And the Journey band members probably got $5 in royalties. That they had to split amongst themselves.


It's more like $4,000,000 to the band and associated credits (yes they have to split). The real money goes to whomever owns the master recordings, apparently.

It's funny. The way many of you farkers want to severely reduce copyright (intellectual property), means that in this case, Spotify would get every cent, with the musicians getting none. Hypocrites.
 
2021-02-28 11:29:50 PM  

Mad_Radhu: And the Journey band members probably got $5 in royalties. That they had to split amongst themselves.


I wonder if the people who argue this realize that the more money Spotify owe bands would need to be paid by them.
 
2021-03-01 12:38:07 AM  
A billion streams?  Don't cross the streams, damnit!
 
2021-03-01 3:33:09 AM  
Well if you take out the 990 million times it was streamed in a dentist waiting room, it's really not that many streams.
 
2021-03-01 9:05:00 AM  

slantsix: Mad_Radhu: And the Journey band members probably got $5 in royalties. That they had to split amongst themselves.

It's more like $4,000,000 to the band and associated credits (yes they have to split). The real money goes to whomever owns the master recordings, apparently.

It's funny. The way many of you farkers want to severely reduce copyright (intellectual property), means that in this case, Spotify would get every cent, with the musicians getting none. Hypocrites.


I'm pretty sure that is only if the streaming company makes their own recording of the song. The streaming companies using the materials from others would still be required to pay for it.

The expired copyright would mean people can make their own deriviative works and adaptations.
 
2021-03-01 12:29:45 PM  

slantsix: Mad_Radhu: And the Journey band members probably got $5 in royalties. That they had to split amongst themselves.

It's more like $4,000,000 to the band and associated credits (yes they have to split). The real money goes to whomever owns the master recordings, apparently.

It's funny. The way many of you farkers want to severely reduce copyright (intellectual property), means that in this case, Spotify would get every cent, with the musicians getting none. Hypocrites.


Given that the work is 40 years old at this point, I'm having a hard time feeling bad about that. Skating on residuals from stuff that was made before I was born (and I'm not exactly fresh out of high school...or college...or grad school...) doesn't exactly hit that gut "hey wait that's unfair!" feel if ya know what I mean.
 
2021-03-01 11:16:27 PM  

zbtop: slantsix: Mad_Radhu: And the Journey band members probably got $5 in royalties. That they had to split amongst themselves.

It's more like $4,000,000 to the band and associated credits (yes they have to split). The real money goes to whomever owns the master recordings, apparently.

It's funny. The way many of you farkers want to severely reduce copyright (intellectual property), means that in this case, Spotify would get every cent, with the musicians getting none. Hypocrites.

Given that the work is 40 years old at this point, I'm having a hard time feeling bad about that. Skating on residuals from stuff that was made before I was born (and I'm not exactly fresh out of high school...or college...or grad school...) doesn't exactly hit that gut "hey wait that's unfair!" feel if ya know what I mean.


If somebody made it, and you enjoy it, they should receive compensation.
Period.
 
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