A few weeks ago I posted something on the MMM Facebook page about the Fact that Taylor Swift recently pulled her entire catalog from Spotify. She was quoted as saying “I’m not wiling to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music… And I just don’t agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free”.
Long story short, the post ignited a s#!t storm of comments. It seemed that people were fairly split down the middle. Many applauded Taylor Swift for the move, others thought she was… Well, let’s just say that others were not so kind.
More than just lighting up my Facebook feed and my email inbox, the story seemed to really trigger an avalanche of news stories and general discussion about Spotify, and streaming music in general.
So I thought it only appropriate that we raise the issue here on the latest episode of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast.
For this episode I asked NCS entertainment CEO, Niels Schroeter, to join me to really try and address the many different concerns and questions that independent artists are raising at the moment.
Is Spotify destroying the earning potential of both main stream and independent artists, or is it the future of music? Listen in to get our take.
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And as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode. What’s been your experience with Spotify? Is it helping or hurting independent artists?