Sometimes the big money executives at corporations are referred to pejoratively as “corporate royalty.” The nauseating Daniel Ek caused Spotify to grant him supervoting stock and he used it to make himself President for Life. Vlad will love it.
UPDATE: This post originally appeared on 9/24 in MusicTech.Solutions before reading that on 9/23 Wells Fargo initiated coverage of Spotify at “Underperform” with a $115 price target. (The stock touched $115 during the trading day on 9/24). As of this writing, the consensus price target is $159 according to NASDAQ’s Marketbeat. And of course, streaming’s […]
The Spitting Image of the Modern Major General MTP readers may remember the name Christopher Sprigman. Most recently, we have identified him as a counsel to Spotify in the “Nashville cases” brought against his firm’s client Spotify by four plaintiffs represented by well-known and successful artist rights attorney Richard Busch. These were cases brought […]
Laura Kobylecky draws striking parallels from the fictional machine-made music in Orwell’s “1984” to Spotify’s fake artist scandal and “The Next Rembrandt” that was “art” created from human works by machine algorithm.
via @colaboratorpcn: Douglas Caballero interviews Chris Castle — Artist Rights Watch
All of you who subscribe to the New York Times, fly Quantas, use any of a number of mobile carriers or who are in the 6th month of your third Spotify 90 day free trial may be interested in this post. According to Billboard in a story titled “Spotify Officially Hits 50 Million Paid Subscribers“, the “official” announcement came from […]
A combination of factors have gotten Spotify where it is now. Market conditions, bad management, arrogance, stiffing songwriters and getting too big, too fast. Until all those things change to one degree or another, it’s likely that the Spotify IPO myth will remain just that. via Spotify IPO Watch: Blame ≠ Profit — Music Tech Solutions
It looks like Spotify has got hold of the wrong tail. Spotify is doing back flips to blame others for its manifest failures to lawfully obtain mechanical licenses. Spotify’s transgressions are currently the subject of two different class actions brought by songwriters. According to press reports, 10% to 25% of the songs on Spotify “are not […]
Greg Sandoval is one of the great reporters on tech and music. While I don’t always agree with him, I think he’s fair and one thing I know for sure–he is old school when it comes to getting facts and sources right. So when Sandoval says Spotify is going back to the well to drive […]