Spotify's Payment Model and Your Release Timeline

In today’s episode I discuss the controversy surrounding the CEO of Spotify, Daniel Ek’s comment: “you can’t record music once every three to four years and think that’s going to be enough.”


I also go into how Spotify’s payment model actually works and if it’s fair or not.


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Quick links:


1:56 - What Daniel Ek said

3:20 - How the music industry reacted to Ek's statement

9:10 - Art creation and new music business release strategy

13:15 - Making a living on Spotify streams and playing the playlisting game

23:35 - Breaking down the Spotify payment system

33:20 - Being successful without playing the Spotify playlisting game


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