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Do Musicians Really Benefit From Streaming Services? #INFOGRAPHIC

Do Musicians Really Benefit From Streaming Services? #INFOGRAPHIC | Streaming | Scoop.it
Music streaming sites seem like an obvious way for musicians to gain exposure and earn compensation for their work. However, things aren't always as they seem.

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This article shows some numbers detailing how low the compensation has become, 5 dollars for 1000 streams.  It is harder than ever for an artist to make money from music.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Streaming Services,  But Were Afraid to Ask

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A Penny For Your Song? Spotify Spills Details On Artist Payments - Speakeasy - WSJ

A Penny For Your Song? Spotify Spills Details On Artist Payments - Speakeasy - WSJ | Streaming | Scoop.it
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.
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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.

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Rdio now streaming tracks to 51 countries

Rdio now streaming tracks to 51 countries | Streaming | Scoop.it
The music-streaming services expands to 20 new territories, bringing its global reach to 51 countries over six continents.

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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.

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Whole lotta streaming: Led Zeppelin finally arrives on Spotify…exclusively

Whole lotta streaming: Led Zeppelin finally arrives on Spotify…exclusively | Streaming | Scoop.it
Good news for Led Zeppelin fans - the rock band's back catalog is finally arriving on Spotify, a streaming exclusive for the platform. While the news wasn't exactly unexpected, official ...
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Led Zeppelin finally broke down and joined the 21st century.  I think this is a telling moment for the industry; artists who do not NEED to join streaming sites and are recognizing their value.

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Do Musicians Really Benefit From Streaming Services? #INFOGRAPHIC

Do Musicians Really Benefit From Streaming Services? #INFOGRAPHIC | Streaming | Scoop.it
Music streaming sites seem like an obvious way for musicians to gain exposure and earn compensation for their work. However, things aren't always as they seem.

Via Pierre Priot
Wes Ottem's insight:

This article shows some numbers detailing how low the compensation has become, 5 dollars for 1000 streams.  It is harder than ever for an artist to make money from music.

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, December 11, 2013 5:25 AM

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Streaming Services,  But Were Afraid to Ask

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Spotify For All! Free Streaming Now Available on Mobile

Spotify For All! Free Streaming Now Available on Mobile | Streaming | Scoop.it
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.

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Free streaming media is a good thing for listeners, however for the artist I think this will bring their compensation even lower.

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Spotify, Radiohead's Nigel Godrich argue over artist compensation ...

Spotify, Radiohead's Nigel Godrich argue over artist compensation ... | Streaming | Scoop.it
Yesterday marked Spotify's two-year anniversary in the US, though this weekend, the streaming music platform was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
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Streaming payouts for artists are predictably low, and as such musicians have had to adjust their business standpoints and expected returns.

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