Spotify exec says come for the exposure, stay for the mansplaining.
[Update: This post first posted on July 25, 2019 while the authors of “Spotify Untold” were on their US tour marketing their Swedish language book. And then badaboom badabing, the book got optioned in August 2019 by Yellow Bird UK (which is a real production company, apparently home to the respected Swedish producer Berna Levin). […]
I recently co-authored a study for the World Intellectual Property Organization that was quoted by leading artists in a letter calling on the UK Prime Minister to support equitable remuneration for streaming.
Congress finally caught on to Spotify “payola”
Harry Fox Agency has a heavy burden in Eight Mile Style cases to prove they didn’t help Spotify cover up copyright infringement.
As an old sailing master once said, two boats on the water is a race. For once, the prize may be which streamery can treat artists better than their competitor.
Streaming royalties based on revenue are doomed to fall short until they include the value transfer in the share price.
Spotify finally admits it profits from COVID.
We’re starting to see a narrative emerging from the digital music services in reaction to artists chafing under the misery of streaming royalties. Streamers want lawmakers to focus attention on the allocation of current period revenue that they pay to creators and deflect attention from the company’s stock market valuation (or private company valuation). That’s […]
Remember when Spotify bought Joe Rogan’s podcast and signed him to deliver futures? Big money, big press release. Big chuckles in some quarters, why? Welcome to the world of artist relations, Mr. Ek. Here’s a suggestion. When you sign an artist who you know is controversial going in, expect…you know…controversy. Is that really so hard […]