Spotify has now paid $2B in royalties, Taylor Swift would have made $6M this year

By Justin Kahn ยท 6 replies
Nov 11, 2014
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  1. While we may not all be a fan a Taylor Swift's music, when an artists that is puling in around $12 million a week of her latest record removes her tracks from one of the biggest streaming services in the...

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  2. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 814   +371

    No she wouldn't have, Big Machine Records would have. They own her music.
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,038

    This explains why all those Taylor Swift songs went missing from my Spotify playlists ;)
    Arris likes this.
  4. Artist? Lol, maybe forget f letter.
  5. Which beggars the question. With all her clout, wouldn't she be better off without her label? She could easily do music mastering, marketing and distribution on her own or by subcontracting.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    The problem here is just a normal human problem that the entire mankind species seems to suffer from... The more you have, the more you want.
    Evil Bob likes this.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    I'd bet she knows what she's doing. She runs just about everything in her empire, and when the Wall Street Journal needed someone to write an article about the future of music, they didn't ask some CEO who's delivering the future of music, they asked her.
    Sounds like Spotify is bitter that she puts her product over a 6M paycheck. If there's one thing she doesn't need more of it's money.

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