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post Aug 22 2012, 09:57 AM
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http://tapeop.com/blog/2012/08/11/why-and-...medium=facebook

Interesting article


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post Aug 22 2012, 10:38 AM
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Very interesting, thank you smile.gif

My favourite line is here, and is one which I think applies to a lot of people's approach in the 'industry'

My problem with this argument is that it preys on artist insecurity

Most stuff does. It's like saying' if you don't do this and join site X and pay this fee and upload your tracks to X then you'll never make it because you didn't try hard enough, blah blah blah..


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post Aug 22 2012, 12:34 PM
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I bookmarked it and will read it tonight after the training session - thanks man! Anything related to these topics is interesting and worth reading smile.gif


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post Aug 22 2012, 12:59 PM
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Checked it quickly and if I my understanding is correct the author is saying the big labels and spotify win - and musicians loose? (because the musician's share is so small)

That must mean Spotify is perfect for us who aren't signed to any label (big or small)? We get the whole share (label share + musician's share)

Now the question is why I don't get anything from my Spotify tracks - perhaps I am signed without knowing about it?! tongue.gif


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post Aug 22 2012, 01:02 PM
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I love spotify, there are even some instructors from GMC that have their music
at spotify. biggrin.gif its free in the netherlands when you have the national phone provider


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post Aug 22 2012, 01:05 PM
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I would rather listen to music on Grooveshark than spotify.
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post Aug 22 2012, 03:20 PM
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QUOTE (korblitz @ Aug 22 2012, 09:05 AM) *
I would rather listen to music on Grooveshark than spotify.



The same here! I have never used Spotify but I am curious about this article. I bookmarked to read it later today.
Thanks for sharing! wink.gif


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post Aug 22 2012, 04:10 PM
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I like both. I used Grooveshark for a year because it was much cheaper, now they raised the prices a lot.


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post Aug 28 2012, 05:08 AM
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The spotify rates are quite low. Some lables won't use the service at all for that very reason. The lable that TYR is on dumped spotify as they said it was going to put them out of business. For indie artists, it's great just because it's more exposure. Until your music reaches some level (any level) of critical mass, your really just in the promotion/raising awareness grind. Getting over that hump is the big hurdle. There is so much music now that everyone can record at home and make a decent sounding product. You have to try to do something to get above the noise.


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post Sep 5 2012, 11:00 AM
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I use Spotify and I really like it. It is true, Spotify doesn't make me rich, but at least people are legally listening to music through this service and whatever Spotify pais, they pay more than all those filesharing hosters, who pay nothing at all.


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