— Zoe Keating (@zoecello) juni 29, 2012
Now check zoekeating.com Not a single link to her music or artist profile Spotify. Over 1 million Twitter followers. Imagine the impact of a tweet with a link to a song on Spotify. Another 70,000 listens?
And if you think 70,000 listens is a lot? I stumbled across this tweet:
Why I’m a fan of the streaming model. ow.ly/i/KlPD My Spotify streaming numbers thus far.
— Keith William Dunton (@keithdunton) juli 5, 2012
Keith Duncan reports 60,767 streams. Now I don’t want to judge anyone’s music, but check out the tunes that lead to this success
Doesn’t this proof that an artist like Zoe could easily get millions of streams with a little promotion of her music being on Spotify?
Complaining about the pay out per stream doesn’t help. Forget about the rates. Even if Spotify manages to increase the rate to $0,01 for every stream Zoe would have gotten $700 for her 70,000 streams. How much better is that? The real money comes in when the streams explode and that shouldn’t be that hard in Zoe’s case.
I would endorse Spotify if royalty rates increased. I got $14.87 for a total of 4,030 streams. Doesn’t that seem outrageous?
— shannon hurley (@shannonhurley) juli 1, 2012
“Spotify’s CEO is the 10th richest man in the UK music industry”. If that’s true- i wanna die. Do you know how little they pay the artists?
— apparat (@apparatofficial) juni 21, 2012
Check www.apparat.net Guess what?
Check the website of his label Hybris. Links to Spotify and Itunes side by side.
Looks like fear of losing sales because of streaming is a bad advisor.