How much does an artist get when you click a song on services like Spotify? The Swedish streaming-music provider is providing some answers amid debate over whether music rights holders get a fair shake.
Wes Ottem's insight:
This site also shows some good numbers for artist compensation. The fact that these sites are offered free means that they simply cannot pay artists as much.
The fact that instantly available music is spreading across the globe like this is favorable. People no longer have to wait to hear new music, and the artist knows that their material can easily be heard across the globe.
Mr. Spotify, tear down this pay wall! Daniel Ek, CEO of the Sweden-based music-streaming service, announced today that the company is offering Spotify for free on phones and tablets for the first time since its launch.