#1
If you're a paid subscribing member of spotify then you're giving them $10 a month right? That numbers set, but the artist gets paid depending on how many streams they get. So if in your month you stream a shitload of songs the artist will get paid more. So basically if you're a paying member of Spotify then my idea is that you constantly have music playing from it, whether you're actually listening or not (just have it on mute when you're not listening). They say here http://www.spotifyartists.com/spotify-explained/ that their payout depends but will usually average out to $0.0072 per stream. If you had a 3 minute song on repeat 24/7 for one month that would add up to $103.68 (3 minutes goes into 24 hours 480 times. 480 x 0.0072 = 3.456, so that's the daily payout. 3.456 x 30 = 103.68). Basically the more music you actually stream, the more money they have to give to the actual artist instead of themselves.
The problem is that this means spotify would actually lose money on your subscription so they would surely react in some way.
Thoughts everyone?
#3
I've never used Spotify so I don't know if you can play a single song on repeat like that, but you actually might be onto something.
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#4
Omg I don't care.
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#5
Someone already thought of this. Some band released an album through Spotify of nothing but white noise and urged people to play the album on repeat.
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#6
they still get loads of revenue from people who don't get the premium membership, and have to look at ads every three songs or whatever
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#7
so basically i should start a band, buy a bunch of spotify subscriptions then play my bands music on them all 24/7 and make pure PROFIT?
#9
Spotify's gr8. I'm using it right now I bought thom yorke's anti-spotify solo album thing I don't feel guilty
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#10
Spotify is pr great. Cleared a few hundred gigs off my hard drive. Definitely worth the $5 a month (student discount, get rekt) to be able to sync whatever to my phone since I don't have a data plan.

Only had to keep some of those #sadboy underground tunes.
#11
You forget income from ads.
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#12
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My thoughts are that the businessmen who run Spotify are much cleverer than you and obviously have revenue streams that will far outstrip what they pay artists already in place.

I always heard that spotify is one of the worst ways for artists to make money
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#13
I would imagine artists use Spotify for exposure rather than making money, knowing full well that they pay a pittance. That said, love the service.
#14
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I always heard that spotify is one of the worst ways for artists to make money

Can't be worse than being a street musician

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#15
There was a street musician in the town centre where I live that dressed up as an elf and played an assortment of wood wind instruments. He never looked like he made much money despite the effort.
#16
EDIT:^ That sounds p cool. There's a guy in my town who's well know for going outside and playing guitar on the street as a busker. He doesn't actually ask for money or even leave a collection bin out or anything, he just goes out onto the street and plays guitar with an amp hooked up to where ever. P much everyone in our town loves him but no one knows his name or anything because he just does it for fun. I love that guy.

From reading that post I actually like you as a person, OP. But why pay for music at all? I have donated money to people on the internet before. But that's only because they're making something I think is great and only they could make it. The majority of artists are shit and should stop. Spotify seems like a good way of discouraging these people.
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