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Have you got the chance to check out the new Youtube Music service?
Oohhh hope you folks enjoyed it! Bandcamp is a fascinating company which there’re still a lot more I’d like to write about. Would love to have a conversation with you folks somehow!
Yeah, that happened to me once or twice as well. Labels renegotiate their deals, or artists just pull off in protest of something. Rare, but super annoying.
Have to rely on the good old mp3 collection!
They’ve already been branded as sellouts, might as well cash in!
Oh they could have — I think they just choose to focus on things they deem more important to users.
I’m glad you enjoyed the article! It’s interesting that you’d use Youtube for discovery (through music channels & related videos I’m guessing?) I thought that Soundcloud’d be a better place for that, it seems to be dominated with EDM artists.
You’re absolutely right — convenience sells, the number said that much. Spotify has seen huge growth in the past few years.
When writing this article, I also wondered what would had happened if Spotify set the monthly fee higher.
Had they set their subscription fee at $30/month, I think (a) they would had difficulty penetrating the market, (b) other competitors could had easily offered a lower price and (c) the big labels would had asked for even larger cuts.
Streaming is here to stay, artists will just have to accept that they’ll earn pennies from it and find more ways to earn money (which is much more difficult for indie artists.)
Awesome, I have only re-discovered Bandcamp a few months prior to writing this article, and was blown away with the quality of the artists there. When it comes to supporting artists, Bandcamp's definitely the best platform! What are some of your favorite bandcamp artists?
I think streaming services like Spotify really do bring a portion of pirating listeners back into paying users, so props to them! And like you, I also now use them mostly for discovery.
A new media site by The Verge co-founder. The visual design is awesome.
Interesting, while google makes it easier for others to use its material design, it seems to have moved on to a different design language, at least for these web-based services (search, image, gmail, and this drive).
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