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# 31 : Monday 3-11-2014 @ 22:55
 
 
Spotify need to work out a way to guarantee artists a decent/fair income. (I don't how they can do that or even if they can) Otherwise I'd imagine others may follow suit.
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# 32 : Monday 3-11-2014 @ 23:50
 
 
Attention seeking crap like this is exactly why Taylor Swift fucking annoys me

Coincidental alright that she has a new album out when she pulls a stunt on like this. Spotify pay nearly 70% of their revenue back to the music industry and Ms Swift is going to be making a healthy profit from sales from the 1989 album as it's been getting rave reviews so it's not like she would be losing any money.

Uggggggh she just annoys me!!
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# 33 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 00:33
 
 
I've read in quite a few places that they offer close to pittance for plays. I mean don't know certainly I don't think Taylor is short for cash but it is her music to play ball with so I guess...
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# 34 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 00:44
 
 
I'm not sure either how much they pay for the plays but it goes to the record label who pass some of the money on to the artist. I agree that it's up to the artist to do what they want with their music, but to me this stunt from Taylor Swift is nothing more than a publicity stunt.
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# 35 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 08:42
 
 
This was on the news this morning (yes, the news!!)

Apparently her income would have been significantly higher had her music not been available on Spotify. And being an artist with integrity who's purely in the industry for the love of music she took her stuff down so profits will go up.

To be fair any one of her 17 exes she's written songs about could ask for royalties any day now.
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# 36 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 08:48
 
 
Someone said :
I'm not sure either how much they pay for the plays but it goes to the record label who pass some of the money on to the artist. I agree that it's up to the artist to do what they want with their music, but to me this stunt from Taylor Swift is nothing more than a publicity stunt.

I doubt she wanted any publicity from this? She probably would have preferred if no one noticed?
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# 37 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 08:55
 
 
She wrote am editorial about it for the Wall Street Journal before pulling her music
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# 38 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 09:27
 
 
I think it's great Taylor did this. If anything the publicity might draw attention to the fact that artists get almost nothing for a Spotify play. Many smaller artists will get larger royalties from one radio play than from hundreds of thousands Spotify listens. That clearly isn't fair.
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# 39 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 09:32
 
 
Someone said :
Apparently her income would have been significantly higher had her music not been available on Spotify. And being an artist with integrity who's purely in the industry for the love of music she took her stuff down so profits will go up.

That won't happen, or at least not significantly. The cloeset thing we have to a Spotify example is libraries and studies have shown that libraries have virtually no impact on book sales. If somebody wants to buy a book, in nearly all cases they'll just buy it.
The vast majority of people who would want to own Taylor's albums will have bought it. Her income won't change drastically. In fact, if anything, she might lose sales since Spotify and the like have been shown to raise an artist's profile and help sell more.
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# 40 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 12:35
 
 
Someone said :
I doubt she wanted any publicity from this? She probably would have preferred if no one noticed?

She's a publicity whore so of course she is loving the attention from this. Any major pop act that pull thier music from Spotify is hardly going to go unnoticed is it?
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# 41 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 12:41
 
 
Speaking of publicity whore - and I know this is off topic - but did anyone see Sia on Graham Norton? She faced the wall throughout her performance and short interview, saying that she didn't want to be recognised. Pretentious fool. Now she is a publicity whore. And it worked because the very first thing I did after the interview was to Google her picture.
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# 42 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 16:03
 
 
Someone said :
She's a publicity whore so of course she is loving the attention from this. Any major pop act that pull thier music from Spotify is hardly going to go unnoticed is it?

Of course she is, just like any other singer out there at the moment. Having said that she hardly took the music down to attract publicity, she did it because she was making feck all money on streaming her music with the service. It was most likely a business decision, not a marketing one.
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# 43 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 17:37
 
 
Someone said :
Speaking of publicity whore - and I know this is off topic - but did anyone see Sia on Graham Norton? She faced the wall throughout her performance and short interview, saying that she didn't want to be recognised. Pretentious fool. Now she is a publicity whore. And it worked because the very first thing I did after the interview was to Google her picture.

She did the same on Ellen a while back. She mentioned that she doesn't want to be famous anymore which I can understand. She has written some of the biggest hits for other artitsts so she doesn't even need to release her own material. She is raking in the royalties I imagine.
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# 44 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 18:53
 
 
Interestingly there are some very similar things happening in the publishing world. Amazon has launched a book rental service. Oyster offers all you can eat books for a monthly fee. Given the ongoing battles between publishing houses and digital distributors/publishers I wouldn't be surprised if this industry suffered the same fate as has befallen the music industry.

Ultimately I guess its creative destruction... will we end up better off though?
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# 45 : Tuesday 4-11-2014 @ 19:14
 
 
Someone said :
She did the same on Ellen a while back. She mentioned that she doesn't want to be famous anymore which I can understand. She has written some of the biggest hits for other artitsts so she doesn't even need to release her own material. She is raking in the royalties I imagine.

What a tool.
I'm sorry but you can't say you don't want to be famous while performing with your back to the camera. Don't want to be famous? Then stop releasing your own stuff. Simple.
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