The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147784 Message #3429214
Posted By: Joe Offer
01-Nov-12 - 04:17 AM
Thread Name: Spotify is a pile of shite
Subject: RE: Spotify is a pile of shite
You want English from GARGOYLE, McGrath?
The How Much Do Artists Earn link is interesting. If the figures are correct, then only the most popular of musicians can make a reasonable income through a medium like Spotify. Folk performers, who count their fans in the hundreds, may get enough in a month to buy a cup of coffee.
I've bought CDs from the UK and Australia for $25, and listened to them a couple of times. I just bout a US Mudcatter's CD from CDBaby for over 19 bucks. I've had it a week and haven't listened to it yet. That's an awful lot of money for very few listens.
Spotify has introduced me to a lot of new music I wouldn't have discovered otherwise, and it makes me more discriminating about what I buy. But if artists deserve my money, they'll get it. I often go to house concerts and pay $20 admission, but end up spending $45 on CDs. Don't give up - just do good music.
But in the meantime, buy my kid's recordings. He needs the money.