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Written by | September 9, 2015 17:00 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | August 30, 2015 12:03 | one response

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?

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Written by | August 27, 2015 7:18 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | July 19, 2015 7:37 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | May 21, 2015 17:56 | No Comments

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?

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Written by | May 16, 2015 15:15 | No Comments

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

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Written by | May 12, 2015 5:10 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | April 13, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

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

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Written by | March 14, 2015 0:06 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | March 13, 2015 0:05 | No Comments

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

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Written by | November 22, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | November 21, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | November 9, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

‘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.

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Written by | November 7, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

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

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Written by | October 15, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

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

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Written by | July 31, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

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

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Written by | July 29, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

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?

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Written by | July 26, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | July 11, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

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

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Written by | July 9, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

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.

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Written by | April 11, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

At # 2 among women is Bruno Mars, who is a sparkling and fit # 5 among men (I know, I don’t get it either) and meanwhile, what to make of Daft Punk being # 2 among men but nosedived with women, I guess they don’t wanna get lucky.

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Written by | March 27, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

Now one of two things will happen. Either their clientele will get the message and stop buying music, or they won’t get the message and Spotify will beat ITunes. Either way, Apple is completely and totally fucked

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Written by | March 5, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

Ron is getting $5905 per MILLION STREAMS. If you are being streamed 57 million times that adds up to real money but while it might add up to real money how many indie musicians are reaching anything approaching those number

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Written by | February 26, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

The consensus is that there will be one man standing at the end of the day for music streaming, and I would tend to think it is tough to beat Spotify right now, but tough is not impossible and if Apple ever gets its act together and figures someway to introduce streaming without eating their young, Spotify will be toast

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Written by | December 20, 2013 0:08 | No Comments

The difference between streaming and buying music, is not the difference between renting and buying a house, it is the difference between enjoying what you own when you’re alive and losing it when you die and believing you are gonna take it with you.

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Written by | December 13, 2013 0:09 | No Comments

I am not exactly sure because you can nevertheless find parts of their respective catalogs when doing a search on Spotify. I wonder how long anybody will be able to resist. With the new free radio service, it’s now a matter of time till Spotify crushes Pandora

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