former Spotify exec said the quiet part out loud at a music conference last week
@yogthos That's a fascinating usage of the word "distribution". I wonder what distinction the guy is drawing, such that piracy is not distribution and spotify is? (And I'm afraid the answer is "I do not get paid by piracy".)
The fact that artists make money from concerts and not Spotify, makes me think they should just give their albums away anyway, maybe then a $5 download with no DRM. People can pay if they want, or pirate. Then you have fans to buy concert tickets.
@yogthos I'd like to see artists get paid, but where does the (considerable) money that Spotify (and other services) pays go to? I'm pretty sure it's the music industry. If artists aren't getting paid, I think they should look there first.
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