Music 2.0

Artists and Labels B!&$* About Spotify

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“Got paid £8 for 90,000 plays. Fuck spotify,” tweeted the London-based producer Jon Hopkins last week, comparing it to radio which pays “about £50 for each play.” His sentiments were echoed by U.K. producer Four Tet, who added “Spotify owned by majors who make money from shares and don’t care about paying artists.”

The tweet, coupled with news that another label, coupled with news that more than 200 labels were leaving Spotify with the distributor STHoldings, touched off a rehashed debate about online music distribution. Read More