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RISE: Spotify’s new program to break the next top artists

Spotify have just launched a new program to bring rising artists to the forefront and help to break the careers of the hottest emerging talents. RISE was launched by Spotify today and will highlight the…

Spotify to start pushing label playlists with new quota

Spotify are launching a new method for pitching playlists from major and independent labels to appear on Spotify’s Browse page. After arguments over whether Spotify promote their own playlists above outside influencers in the past…

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    I like this kind of stuff, but comparing the two graphs directly is misleading. It says that if a band releases via a label, a musician in the band gets $23.40 for every $1000 sold. But, with the same math, the same musician wouldn’t get $700 for every $1000 sold. If a musician takes an 18% cut of the band’s take home, he’d get 18% of the 13% cut, which is 2.34%, or $23.40 per $1000. That same member would get 18% of the 70% cut releasing strictly digitally and independently, which would be 12.6% or $126 per $1000. So, that same musician makes about $100 more per $1000, but nowhere near the $700 being touted. At least that compares apples to apples. Nevermind that bands on record labels have to actually account for repaying the label for fronting record production and promotion costs. Of course, that would be a relatively moot point if those bands decided to be independent and completely digital (otherwise, who uses a record label for a completely digital release?).

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