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November 18, 2011|2 years ago | 38 notes
Just a reminder that Spotify does not support the artists you enjoy. That £8 is still only a measly $12.60 USD in revenue for Jon. Heck, one million plays on Spotify only netted Lady Gaga $170 USD.
The two articles linked above are from last year. But Jon Hopkins’ tweet — Jon, who has collaborated on full albums with King Creosote and Brian Eno, scored for the film Monsters and with Eno for The Lovely Bones, and produced three albums of his own — was only made in the past few hours. That £8 return is as recent as the breakfast you ate this morning.
Artists you and I thoroughly enjoy, who serve as inspiration for our work and pick us all up during our day-to-day life, are able to sustain themselves with incentive to produce more work thanks to MP3s and CD sales. After revenue split, a signed artist can make $12.60 from fourteen $10 album sales, or 140 individual $0.99 tracks on iTunes. Imagine if those 90,000 plays on Spotify at $0.00009*¹ per play, were 90,000 digital purchases on iTunes at $0.09, after revenue split?
I understand that Spotify has a service to provide, and it is certainly convenient for the consumer to have so much music available to them at such a low monthly rate through anywhere with a working internet connection. But if I were an artist on Spotify, I’d might as well be sitting out on the street with an open palm to compliment my sales. It pays better.
*¹ Roughly recalculated to fit the revenue cut that Jon appears to be receiving, as Information Is Beautiful’s chart delivered a dollar figure three times more generous than Jon’s royalty return.

Just a reminder that Spotify does not support the artists you enjoy. That £8 is still only a measly $12.60 USD in revenue for Jon. Heck, one million plays on Spotify only netted Lady Gaga $170 USD.

The two articles linked above are from last year. But Jon Hopkins’ tweet — Jon, who has collaborated on full albums with King Creosote and Brian Eno, scored for the film Monsters and with Eno for The Lovely Bones, and produced three albums of his own — was only made in the past few hours. That £8 return is as recent as the breakfast you ate this morning.

Artists you and I thoroughly enjoy, who serve as inspiration for our work and pick us all up during our day-to-day life, are able to sustain themselves with incentive to produce more work thanks to MP3s and CD sales. After revenue split, a signed artist can make $12.60 from fourteen $10 album sales, or 140 individual $0.99 tracks on iTunes. Imagine if those 90,000 plays on Spotify at $0.00009*¹ per play, were 90,000 digital purchases on iTunes at $0.09, after revenue split?

I understand that Spotify has a service to provide, and it is certainly convenient for the consumer to have so much music available to them at such a low monthly rate through anywhere with a working internet connection. But if I were an artist on Spotify, I’d might as well be sitting out on the street with an open palm to compliment my sales. It pays better.

*¹ Roughly recalculated to fit the revenue cut that Jon appears to be receiving, as Information Is Beautiful’s chart delivered a dollar figure three times more generous than Jon’s royalty return.

  1. iamendin reblogged this from queenston
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  3. cakanir reblogged this from queenston and added:
    But isn’t spotify the same sort of thing as you letting all of us listen to your music before we buy it? You can’t buy...
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  5. sickelgaita reblogged this from oceanmaster and added:
    haha, that’s a good point about spotify. i think you can use some features for free though? (i don’t know much about...
  6. oceanmaster reblogged this from sickelgaita and added:
    Okay, having read your elaboration, I’ll say that I agree about point B, and I replied to Archaemic about using Spotify...
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  10. archaemic reblogged this from oceanmaster and added:
    I actually use Spotify, but only for trying artists before I buy music. I am not adventurous enough to buy an album...
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    wow spotify that is r00d
  13. the-sleepiest-cloud said: I made $10 off of 10,000 plays on last.fm. True, i give my music out for free, but it’s still a tiny amount.
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