Why does it matter if Spotify can or can’t go public or be bought for billions of dollars? “If Spotify can’t have a big exit, the doubts that are already there around digital music could become potentially fatal,” he says, noting that other digital entertainment areas, like mobile games, have seen plenty of such exits. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
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Bands start selling face mask merchandise How Dua Lipa released an album from isolation "First and foremost, this feature enables artists who are interested in raising money to support themselves, their bands, or their crews, to get the word out to their fans on their Spotify artist profiles," it said in a blog post announcing the initiative. … [Read more...] about Spotify allows fans to pay musicians directly
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"To be frank, any new self-releasing artist who thinks Spotify alone will provide them with a living is a fool. Or is being advised by a fool. Indeed, any musician who thinks that sound recording revenue alone will provide a viable income stream is living in a dreamland. And that's not a particularly new phenomenon – even in the height of the CD boom, record sales income was only one of a number of revenue streams for artists, and in the early years of their career it wouldn't be a key income either. … [Read more...] about Spotify vs Musicians: 10 things to read to better understand the debate