Friday 6 December 2013

interview with Martin Goldschmidt of Cooking Vinyl

what Spotify's royalty numbers don't tell us

This includes the claim that artists (not labels) are "paid by their 'market share.' This means the higher the percentage of Spotify’s total streams an artist comprises, the higher payout he receives per stream. Macklemore and Rihanna, the most streamed artists of 2013, receive more than Galaxie 500. Interestingly, Spotify calculates this by artist, not by song, so a modest hit by Galaxie 500 would earn a lower per-stream rate than an unpopular Macklemore song."