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Spotify’s Mysterious Royalty System Explained

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This article originally appeared on Performer Magazine.

 

Since its debut in the US in 2011, a lot has been written about Spotify and its effect on artists, labels, and the music industry at large. Many have derided the free streaming music service for its mysterious and seemingly stingy royalty system, while others have championed the easy exposure it can provide for DIY and independent bands. Some artists, including Thom Yorke, have spoken out against Spotify, and others such as The Black Keys have opted to prohibit some or all of their catalogue from being made available on the streaming music service. Meanwhile, artists like Moby seem to have accepted Spotify as a step in the process to the inevitable overhaul of the music industry.

Here Are the Music Services High School Students Use

According to Digital Music News, Niche asked 7,000 graduating high school seniors to rank how often they use nine of the most popular music streaming and download services. Here are the results of the data they compiled:

6 Easy Steps to Streaming Success on Spotify

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This article originally appeared on The Daily Rind.

Whether you like it or not, there's no denying that the music streaming industry is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. With Spotify recently hitting a new milestone of 10 million subscribers, we think it's a wise decision for all independent artists and labels to strengthen their presence on the service.

To help, we’ve compiled these six super easy action items that we’re confident will make a difference in your success on Spotify. Try them out!

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