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(Some Guy)   How music artists get paid from streaming. That sound you hear ls laughing from Spotify's board room   (pudding.cool) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Streaming media, Money, Stream, Payment, Record label, recording royalties, number of streams, Royalties  
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575 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 12 Jul 2022 at 10:32 PM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-12 10:54:54 PM  
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/ amidoinitrite?
 
2022-07-12 10:59:02 PM  
Meh. Spotify is scummy, but they aren't any scummier than the record labels were/are.

The fact of the matter is, as a musician, the idea that you will make money from sales of recordings is...dead. That's not how it works anymore. That was how it worked for about 60 years or so, but it's over. At least, it's over for everyone except the most popular musicians. If you aren't one of them, you need to go on tour. Can't make money touring either? You're going to have to get a different job to pay the bills.
 
2022-07-12 11:02:05 PM  

realmolo: Meh. Spotify is scummy, but they aren't any scummier than the record labels were/are.

The fact of the matter is, as a musician, the idea that you will make money from sales of recordings is...dead. That's not how it works anymore. That was how it worked for about 60 years or so, but it's over. At least, it's over for everyone except the most popular musicians. If you aren't one of them, you need to go on tour. Can't make money touring either? You're going to have to get a different job to pay the bills.


This was my understanding too. I was told once that songs are basically advertisements for the live experience.
 
2022-07-12 11:03:57 PM  
Reminds me of a SciFi novel, where the main character is a zoo keeper, who gets hired by galactics to care for their Earth animals during the rip to where ever.  He writes a book and gets a deal: 0.001% of sales. His first payment is 50,000 credits (about enough to buy Vermont).
 
2022-07-12 11:08:00 PM  
Bands should stream on Twitch and YouTube while not on tour, or in lieu of touring amidst COVID.  I know that Machine Head does happy hour streams, but they're partially a fringe case, and don't market it well.  However, those platforms provide direct monetization options for bands from loyal fans.  You can cut out a LOT of people for some extra cash, and create further audience buy-in.

/I should consult for music labels
 
2022-07-12 11:43:32 PM  
Neil Young has it right.

Or do you support Spotify?
 
kab
2022-07-13 12:05:34 AM  
It should be noted that in most cases, you don't get any money until you reach a specific price point in digital sales.  My memory is fuzzy, but even Bandcamps model used to be was that they pay you in $10 increments, and they keep the last $10 out of $100, or something to that effect.

Nothing about this will ever significantly change.   The public adores the concept of the starving artist, and of course we need just enough people supposedly making tons of money at it to keep it enticing from the industry's point of view.

/To say that large chunks of opportunity are gate-kept in this industry by labels is an understatement.   There's a reason almost no legitimately independent acts go anywhere.
//and no, "because they suck" isn't the correct answer.
 
2022-07-13 12:57:48 AM  
That was tedious.
 
2022-07-13 1:08:43 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: That was tedious.


Agreed. I bailed very early. Those popups and scrolling to see them killed it for me.
 
2022-07-13 1:40:07 AM  
Can't write that I care what the nazi, raping, baby f*cking people of spotifitlh think, becuase I don't have an account with kkk businesses like spotif*ck.

From what I've heard, their company picnics include ripping a fetus out of a new employee's body and cooking it for the rest of their cult. Perhaps one of their employees can write about how they like their fetus cooked and what sort of BBQ is used.
 
2022-07-13 3:34:52 AM  
I never expected to make any money but made 5$ on a random spotify payment after a particularly good month, and somebody commissioned me 50$ to make them a track for something, so I feel like I'm ahead of the game compared to most.

From a production standpoint, I feel like if I could increase the volume (as in amount, not loudness) of tracks that I put out, I'd likely catch a more consistent listener base and probably make enough to pay for the gear I buy,

but vocalists and singers are flakey as all hell or want like 300$/hr
 
2022-07-13 6:27:19 AM  

jerryskid: Can't write that I care what the nazi, raping, baby f*cking people of spotifitlh think, becuase I don't have an account with kkk businesses like spotif*ck.

From what I've heard, their company picnics include ripping a fetus out of a new employee's body and cooking it for the rest of their cult. Perhaps one of their employees can write about how they like their fetus cooked and what sort of BBQ is used.


Christ, you'd think this company was owned by Elon Musk based on the vitriol in this post.

Please show us on the doll where Spotify touched you.
 
2022-07-13 7:24:54 AM  
 
2022-07-13 8:13:18 AM  
Am I supposed to care?  If I make something for my company or have an idea that makes them milions, I get nothing other than a pat on the head and assigned more work.
 
kab
2022-07-13 11:12:01 AM  

kristufer82: Am I supposed to care?  If I make something for my company or have an idea that makes them milions, I get nothing other than a pat on the head and assigned more work.


No paycheck?
 
2022-07-13 11:30:59 AM  
Well.
I play live only
 
2022-07-13 12:15:46 PM  

kab: kristufer82: Am I supposed to care?  If I make something for my company or have an idea that makes them milions, I get nothing other than a pat on the head and assigned more work.

No paycheck?


Sounds like they should reconsider the whip and buggy industry to pay the mortgage.  Things change.
 
2022-07-13 2:36:04 PM  
the streaming services really screw over the artists, so when I can I try to pirate stuff
 
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