Home streaming is ‘killing music’
Two weeks ago a US market research company caused a panic in the music business when it reported sales of MP3s had declined. DRM has all but disappeared from digital music, while music catalogs and retailer choice have grown… and yet the volume of digital song sales fell. Ironically, it’s the major labels’ darling Spotify that’s bearing the sharp end of the backlash.
Two thirds of people don’t download unlicensed music at all, it’s a minority pursuit. But that “honest” … Read More
Spotify founder hints at video, P2P sharing, world domination
–Ek said the buying habits of 80 per cent of Spotify users were unchanged, 10 per cent were buying more music, and 20 per cent were buying fewer sound recordings. No, this doesn’t add up to 100
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Spotify’s numbers – an exclusive peek
–A month on, I’m still reading that Spotify’s financials and subscriber numbers are a mystery. Not here, they’re not.
Move over Fifty Quid bloke – and make way for 14p man.
Statements seen by The Register indicate that’s all the hit music service Spotify makes per user from its advertising-supported business. The difference is the middle-aged spender coveted by the movie, games and music businesses plunks down £50 per week – but Spotify earns its 14p per user per month… Read More
The Great Spotify Mystery
The music business has set up a lemonade stand outside its house and it’s giving away lemonade for free. Not surprisingly, people love the free lemonade, and the stall has drawn a large and enthusiastic crowd. The stand is called Spotify.
The business justifies this because it’s so easy for us to get their music for free elsewhere. With very little effort, you can obtain it simply by appending a magic word (‘torrent’ or ‘rapidshare’ usually do the trick) to … Read More