Spotify’s economic disparity is way worse than you thought when you value streams based on market capitalization.
How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Our God Is Marching On!March 25, 1965, Montgomery, Alabama Everyone knows that streaming royalties are unsustainable. The question is what to do about it. The current system evolved from the early […]
Spotify finally admits it profits from COVID.
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 […]
Spotify released one of their groovy ad campaigns last week. This time celebrating their freebie subscription campaign. You really do have to wonder where they find the people who come up with these things. Blake Morgan, David Lowery and David Poe all laid into Spotify with their own tweets. Just like Lowery’s seminal “Letter to […]
Spotify just had its second “death cross” in less than 6 months where the the 50 day moving average crosses the 100 day moving average to the downside.
Spoiler alert–Spotify’s recently announced artist deals may not be all they’re cracked up to be.
One of the big pitches we have heard for years from digital services is how they can provide artists with data resources to connect with fans. That is–everything except a meaningful way to connect with the fans that the artist isn’t already driving to the service in the first place. Of course, the most laughable […]