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Spotify smart speakers could be on the way as they test voice search

Spotify are going to start doing what you say as they test voice searches and look towards the potential of making their own smart speakers. Spotify have added voice search for certain users so that…

Discover new music and explore a musical universe of over 300,000 artists

Music Zoom lets you fly through a universe made up of musical stars and explore the connections and collaborations between the stars and their galaxies. Have you ever wondered how music services decide what music is…


    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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